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Supplementing Public Insurance Coverage with Private Coverage: Implications for Medical Care Systems

David M. Cutler

in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620947
eISBN:
9780226620954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

All developed countries insure a significant part of the population through public insurance. But not all services are covered publicly, or the services covered may not be of the highest quality. ... More


Individual Expenditures and Medical Saving Accounts: Can They Work?

Matthew J. Eichner, Mark B. McClellan, and David A. Wise

in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620947
eISBN:
9780226620954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the medical saving account (MSA), which has received considerable policy attention as an alternative approach to improving the efficiency of individual spending decisions for ... More


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