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The welfare effects of restricted hospital choice in the US medical care market

Katherine Ho

The welfare effects of restricted hospital choice in the US medical care market

by Katherine Ho

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Hospitals -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
    • Managed care plans (Medical care) -- Economic aspects -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementKatherine Ho.
      SeriesNBER working paper series ;, working paper 11819, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) ;, working paper no. 11819.
      ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHB1
      The Physical Object
      FormatElectronic resource
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3479581M
      LC Control Number2005705275

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      Though Gates employees have the option of going outside the company’s system to obtain health care, 98 % select the Gates health plan. At the same time, costs have been contained and services. Social programs in the United States are welfare programs designed to ensure that the basic needs of the American population are met. Federal and state welfare programs include cash assistance, healthcare and medical provisions, food assistance, housing subsidies, energy and utilities subsidies, education and childcare assistance, and subsidies and assistance for other basic services.

        What Socialized Medicine Looks Like. spending only a few dollars on medical care in any given year. By contrast, 50% of the health care dollars will be spent on only 5% of Author: John C. Goodman. Uncertainty and Welfare Economics of Medical Care (Kenneth Arrow, American Economic Review ) In this paper, the institutional organization and the observable mores of the medical profession are included among the data to be used in assessing the competitiveness of the medical-care market.


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The welfare effects of restricted hospital choice in the US medical care market by Katherine Ho Download PDF EPUB FB2

THE WELFARE EFFECTS OF RESTRICTED HOSPITAL CHOICE IN THE US MEDICAL CARE MARKET KATHERINE HO* Economics Department, Columbia University, New York, USA SUMMARY Managed care health insurers in the USA restrict their enrollees’ choice of hospitals to within specific networks.

This paper considers the implications of these by: The welfare effects of restricted hospital choice in the US medical care market. Katherine Ho. Dafny was kind enough to share her measures of market concentration for the large employer segment of the US health insurance market.

All opinions expressed here and any errors are the sole responsibility of the authors. Insurer-Provider Cited by: A welfare analysis, assuming fixed prices, implies that restricting consumers' choice of hospitals leads to a loss to society of approximately $1 billion per year across the 43 US markets considered.

This figure may be outweighed by the price reductions generated by the restriction. The Welfare Effects of Restricted Hospital Choice in the US Medical Care Market Article in Journal of Applied Econometrics 21(7) November with 54 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Kate Ho.

Get this from a library. The welfare effects of restricted hospital choice in the U.S. medical care market. [Katherine Ho; National Bureau of Economic Research.]. The Welfare Effects of Restricted Hospital Choice in the US Medical Care Market Katherine Ho NBER Working Paper No.

December JEL No. I0, I1 ABSTRACT Managed care health insurers in the US restrict their enrollees' choice of hospitals to within specific networks. This paper considers the implications of these restrictions.

The results indicate that consumers place a positive and significant weight on their expected utility from the hospital network when choosing plans. A welfare analysis, assuming fixed prices, implies that restricting consumers ’ choice of hospitals leads to a loss to society of approximately $1 billion per year across the 43 US markets : Katherine Ho.

Some form of health insurance or prepayment system-whether private insurance, an earningslinked social health insurance scheme, or a tax-financed public health system-is the obvious way to limit Author: Kenneth Arrow.

Most obviously, entry to the profession is restricted by licensing. Licensing, of course, restricts supply and therefore increases the cost of medical care.

It is defended as guaranteeing a minimum of quality. Restriction of entry by licensing occurs in most professions, including barbering and by: morality of rational choice.

Consumer sovereignty is the maxim that individuals are the best judge of their own welfare. Consequentialism holds that any action or choice must be judged exclusively in terms of outcomes.

Welfarism is the proposition that the “goodness” of the resource allocation be judged solely on the welfare or. Despite the misconception of the US having an unrestrained, laissez faire free market in medical care, the reality is quite the opposite—i.e., already more than half of the system is socialized and the rest is under managed care, a highly regulated system in which cost-containment Author: Miguel A.

Faria. Treatment costs $30, In this case, the expected cost of healthcare is 2 percent of $30, which is $ If people are risk averse, they prefer to pay $ with certainty over a 2 percent chance of having to pay $30, Giving people this option is the purpose of insurance.

offices within the White House. This report describes the influence of state and federal laws, regulations, guidance, and polices on choice and competition in health care markets and identifies actions that states or the Federal Government could take to develop a better functioning health care Size: 2MB.

In the USA, a large number of nursing homes are for profit and so is the health care product market (pharmaceuticals and equipment).

Therefore the US health care industry is not all profit driven but has for-profit enclaves. This would imply that the Cited by: 4.

The major flaw in such arguments is that the United States is not a competitive market and never really has been. It is therefore incorrect to look at the broad performance of the largely uncompetitive American health care system and make judgments about whether a competitive health system would work well or not.

This paper examines the effects of health-oriented food tax reforms on the distribution of tax payments, food demand and health outcomes. We offer an illustration of how one can take into account the uncertainty related to both demand estimation and health estimates and to produce confidence intervals for the overall health effects instead of only point by: In the battle for U.S.

health care, patients and doctors are losing. Who Killed Health Care. shows how to win the war. One of the nation's most respected health care analysts, Regina Herzlinger exposes the motives and methods of those who have crippled America's health care system-figures in the insurance, hospital, employment, governmental, and academic sectors.

She proves how our current Cited by: A new study published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University assesses the numerous problems with Medicare’s price calculations and looks at how they affect prices in commercial insurance policies.

The study proposes an arrangement of competitive bidding on bundles of services as a promising alternative to Medicare’s price-fixing regime. quantitative importance for social welfare is limited. In the US private market, employers often contract with insurers to create a menu of plans from which employees select coverage.

The government or a quasi-pub-lic organization plays a similar role in the US Medicare program and the national systems of Germany and the Netherlands. Thank you for your interest in spreading the word about The BMJ. NOTE: We only request your email address so that the person you are recommending the page to knows that you wanted them to see it, and that it is not junk mail.

HOSPITAL MARKET STRUCTURE, HOSPITAL COMPETITION, AND CONSUMER WELFARE: WHAT CAN THE EVIDENCE TELL US? Paul A. Pautler and Michael G.

Vita* I. INTRODUCIION. A fundamental premise of federal health care antitrust enforcement efforts is that vigorous market competition will result in a socially desira.tics of the medical-care industry with the norms of welfare economics, that the special economic problems of medical care can be explained as adaptations to the existence of uncertainty in the incidence of dis- ease and in the efficacy of treatment.

It should be noted that the subject is the medical-care industry, not Size: [email protected] yes, I meant the universal health care and the government welfare provided in the US.

SassyPink () “Great Answer” (0) Flag as Healthcare is restricted to care for your heath.