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What makes the market for health care different?

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199237814
eISBN:
9780191717215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Public intervention in the market for health care is based on two quite separate reasons: ‘market failures’ and equity. This chapter explores the nature of market failures, emphasizing the efficiency ... More


The Affordable Care Act and Commercial Health Insurance Markets: Fixing What’s Broken?

James B. Rebitzer

in The Future of Healthcare Reform In the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226254951
eISBN:
9780226255002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255002.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter concerns the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the market for commercial health insurance. The analysis is conventional in that it considers whether and how the ACA can address ... More


Health Reform, Government Initiative, and the Future of American Health Care

Robert I. Field

in Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) culminated a century of efforts to achieve universal health coverage. They increasingly focused on market approaches, and the ACA followed this trend by relying on ... More


Introduction

in Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804780544
eISBN:
9780804781916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804780544.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about health technologies and the health market in late industrial countries. This volume is divided into three sections. The ... More


Conclusion: Soft Determinism in the Market Menagerie

in Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804780544
eISBN:
9780804781916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804780544.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on health technologies and the health market in late industrial countries, particularly India. It offers insights into the debates about ... More


Frequent Sipping: Assembling the Subject of Hydration

Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race

in Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029414
eISBN:
9780262329521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029414.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter argues that making up the thirsty consumer has been an important element in the formation of markets in bottled water. It traces the emergence of the concept of ‘hydration’ from its ... More


Regulatory Uncertainty

Joseph Wong

in Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia's Developmental State

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450327
eISBN:
9780801463372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450327.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines regulation, a very specific dimension of commercial biotech development, and the ways in which the state in Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore has both contributed to and attempted to ... More


The Economics, Opportunities, and Challenges of Health Insurance Exchanges

Mark G. Duggan and Robert Kocher

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

A key component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the creation of state-based health insurance exchanges, which have the potential to substantially improve the functioning and expand the reach of ... More


Quality: Managing by Numbers

Jessica M. Mulligan

in Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of quality measurement within market-based health policies. Quantifying quality is supposed to unite regulators, health plans, and health care consumers in a circuit of ... More


Critical composition of public values: On the enactment and disarticulation of what counts in health-care markets

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, Kor Grit, and Tom van der Grinten

in Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199689583
eISBN:
9780191808807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689583.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

The work of Callon on the ‘performativity of economics’ and of Latour on the notion of ‘composition in economics’ proposes to analyse how markets are constructed and what their consequences are for ... More


Equity and Access: Health Care Studies in India

Purendra Prasad and Amar Jesani (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199482160
eISBN:
9780199097746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199482160.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Equity and Access attempts to unravel the complex narrative of why inequities in the health sector are growing and access to basic health care is worsening, and the underlying forces that contribute ... More


Complaints: The Wrong Glucometer … Again!

Jessica M. Mulligan

in Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores the contradicting nature of private companies with regards to protecting their beneficiaries, highlighting that the companies themselves violate one's rights through their ... More


Living with Uncertainty under Ever-Shifting State Policy

Lisa Sun-Hee Park

in Entitled to Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768013
eISBN:
9780814768334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768013.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter focuses on the role of social workers in safety net hospitals and clinics who work with low-income immigrant communities in California. In particular, it discusses how the federal and ... More


The Globalization of Reproduction in India: From Population Control to Surrogacy

Mohan Rao

in Public Health and Private Wealth: Stem Cells, Surrogates, and Other Strategic Bodies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199463374
eISBN:
9780199086993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463374.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine, Population and Demography

In this wide-ranging essay, the author traces the making and re-making of the fertility of India’s poor over the past few centuries: from the problem of so-called overpopulation to the ‘solution’ of ... More


Entrepreneurial government—from under to oversupply

Mark Britnell

in Human: Solving the global workforce crisis in healthcare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836520
eISBN:
9780191873720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836520.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The paradox of the global healthcare workforce is that while it has never been more abundant, it has never been scarcer relative to future patient needs. This workforce has largely been resistant to ... More


Conclusion

Liz Lloyd

in Health and care in ageing societies: A new international approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781861349194
eISBN:
9781447307600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349194.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The concluding chapter identifies the key issues that have arisen throughout the text and discusses the value of the ethics of care as an explanatory framework. It reflects on how the presentation of ... More


Introduction and Overview: A New Capital Market Reality

Walter Mattli (ed.)

in Global Algorithmic Capital Markets: High Frequency Trading, Dark Pools, and Regulatory Challenges

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198829461
eISBN:
9780191867972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829461.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A key component of the infrastructure of global capital markets—exchanges—has undergone dramatic transformations since the start of the twenty-first century. Two are particularly notable. First, ... More


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