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Problems With Medical Insurance

Nicholas Barr

in The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores the wide‐ranging and well‐known problems of medical insurance, including uncertainty about future probabilities, adverse selection, and moral hazard, which lead to uninsurable ... More


The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Nicholas Barr

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book applies economic theory to the welfare state. Its core message is that the welfare state exists not only to relieve poverty and redistribute income and wealth (the ‘Robin Hood’ function) ... More


Paying for Medicare: Benefits, Budgets, and Wilbur Mills’s Policy Legacy

Eric Patashnik

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the origins and consequences of Medicare's peculiar bifurcated structure, focusing on the role played by former House Ways and Means Committee chair Wilbur D. Mills. It shows ... More


The Relevance of Personal Characteristics to Choices between Lives

Eric Rakowski

in Equal Justice

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240792
eISBN:
9780191680274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240792.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter attempts to answer questions pertaining to the relevance of personal characteristics of individuals to choices between lives. That is, should such characteristics as age or the family ... More


Medical Malpractice Insurance and Insurance Regulation

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses three main questions. First, how well do markets for medical malpractice insurance function? Second, to the extent that there is a case for government intervention in these ... More


Health policy

Chak Kwan Chan, King Lun Ngok, and David Phillips

in Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explores the key features and structure of the Chinese healthcare system in 1978. It also examines China's healthcare initiatives after 1978, including change in the nature of hospital ... More


Why the Crises in Medical Malpractice?

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the “insurance cycle” or “underwriting cycle” that arises in the property-casualty insurance industry, of which medical malpractice insurance is part. Cycles in medical ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Barr

in The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter introduces the core arguments of the book: that the welfare state exists not only to relieve poverty (the ‘Robin Hood’ function) but also to provide insurance and consumption smoothing ... More


Reforms: What Can Be Done

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter focuses on public policy reforms that show promise in terms of improving quality of care and determining injuries in health care settings. It recommends locating insurance coverage with ... More


Conclusion: Future Prospects of Hong Kong’s Insurance Industry

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Hong Kong's insurance industry has weathered the ups and downs of more than a century and can boast an impressive record of development. New developments in 2009, namely, the new requirements of ... More


Historical Perspectives on Structural Barriers to Prevention

Halley S. Faust

in Prevention vs. Treatment: What's the Right Balance?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199837373
eISBN:
9780199919499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837373.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Three main structural barriers limit the implementation of prevention in the US: (1) higher standards for acceptance of prevention than treatment or “cure” modalities; (2) a built environment ... More


Health and Rural Cooperative Medical Insurance

Song Gao and Xiangyi Meng

in Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990313
eISBN:
9780199346363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990313.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

China’s rural communes collapsed with the reform of the household responsibility system starting in 1978, followed by the collapse of the old rural cooperative medical system, the direct consequence ... More


Reinsurance

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses private markets for reinsurance and the rationale for and experience with government provision of such insurance. Volatility in reinsurance markets is one cause of cycles in ... More


No-Fault for Medical Injuries

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the pros and cons of no-fault programs. No-fault programs have some important advantages. Injury victims are people who are compensated who would otherwise not be compensated, ... More


Medical Insurance

K. Kannan

in Medicine and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198082880
eISBN:
9780199082827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082880.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Rising medical costs for treatment of illnesses and increasing awareness of the right of action against doctors for the results of medical misadventure have contributed to the growth of schemes for ... More


Halting Steps: Early Work on Patient Safety

Robert L. Wears and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

in Still Not Safe: Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190271268
eISBN:
9780190271299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271268.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Early studies of medical harm appeared in the 1950s, with rates of injury little different from those reported 50 years later. Philosopher Ivan Illich criticized medicalization of everyday life, ... More


Conjoint Analysis to Estimate the Demand for Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Japan

Seiritsu Ogura, Wataru Suzuki, Makoto Kawamura, and Tamotsu Kadoda

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses the demand for nicotine gum in Japan. It explores the smoking cessation assistance policy with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) using original survey data gathered in late ... More


Getting the Social Services You Need

Rachel Miller and Susan E. Mason

in Diagnosis: Schizophrenia, Second Edition, second edition: A Comprehensive Resource for Consumers, Families, and Helping Professionals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150415
eISBN:
9780231521024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150415.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter outlines the basic social services available to a schizophrenic patient on their way to recovery. The U.S. government provides Social Security benefits for the mentally ill; Medicaid, ... More


The Republican Re-Invention of Socialism

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

in The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748668878
eISBN:
9780748695218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668878.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The socialist phase in the history of the American left was mainly over by the 1940s, but in the latter part of that decade Republican politicians seeking political advantage alleged that the ... More


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