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Policy Analysis of Alternative Programs: Comparing the Status Quo with a True Competitive Insurance Market

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter provides empirical evidence showing that residential losses to homeowners caused by hurricanes will be shared among the affected stakeholders under different market conditions. It looks ... More


Fighting Health Care Fraud and Abuse

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses ways of reducing health care fraud and abuse. It first proposes three approaches to reducing crime and corruption: making it more difficult for the individual perpetrator to ... More


Come Rain or Shine: Flood Risk Financing through Public Insurance

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the evolution of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) since its creation in 1968 as a means to finance flood risk, focusing on the number of insurance policies in place, ... More


Discord and Disrepair

Antonio M. Gotto and Jennifer Moon

in Weill Cornell Medicine: A History of Cornell's Medical School

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702136
eISBN:
9781501703676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter looks at how the federal government and private insurers began setting limits on the amount of money they were willing to pay for medical care. Under legislation enacted in 1983, ... More


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