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Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise : 5 Steps to a Better Health Care System, Second Edition.

Author: John F Cogan; R Glenn Hubbard; Daniel P Kessler
Publisher: Chicago : Hoover Institution Press, 2011.
Series: Hoover Institution Press publication, no. 582.
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In this second edition of their 2005 work, the authors offer market-based alternatives to recent health care reforms that center on tax changes, insurance market changes, and the redesign of Medicare and Medicaid. They show that, by promoting cost- conscious behavior and competition in both private markets and government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, we can slow the rate of growth of health care costs,  Read more...
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Cogan, John F.
Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise : 5 Steps to a Better Health Care System, Second Edition.
Chicago : Hoover Institution Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John F Cogan; R Glenn Hubbard; Daniel P Kessler
ISBN: 9780817910686 0817910689 9780817910662 0817910662
OCLC Number: 876507533
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Challenge: Obtaining High-Quality, Affordable Health Care; The Good: Innovation; The Bad: High Costs and a Large UninsuredPopulation; High Costs: No Easy Answer; The Uninsured Population: Many Causes, UncertainConsequences; The Ugly: Backlash against Markets and theMisguided Policy Response; The Backlash against Markets; The Misguided Policy Response; Chapter 2. Five Policy Reforms to Make Markets Work; Increase Individual Involvement inHealth Care Decisions. In Private Markets, Reform Taxation of Health SpendingIncrease Cost Sharing in Government Programs; Deregulate Insurance Markets and RedesignMedicare and Medicaid; Deregulate Insurance Markets; Redesign Medicare and Medicaid; Expand Provision of Health Information; Control Anticompetitive Behavior; Reform the Malpractice System; Study the Tax Preference for Nonprofits; Chapter 3. Impacts of Proposals on Health Care Spending, the Uninsured, the Federal Budget, and the Distribution of Tax Burdens; Effects of Reforms on Health Care Spending; Tax Deductibility; Tax Credit; Insurance-Market Reform. Malpractice ReformSummary and Discussion; Effects of Reforms on the Number of Uninsured; Tax Deductibility; Tax Credit; Insurance-Market and Malpractice Reforms; Summary and Discussion; Effects of Reforms on the Federal Budget; Tax Deductibility; Tax Credit; Insurance-Market and Malpractice Reforms; Subsidy for the Chronically Ill; Summary and Discussion; Distributional Impact; Conclusion; Appendix A. Estimating the Impact of Policy Reforms on Health Care Spending; Appendix B. Estimating the Impact of Policy Reforms on Uninsurance. Appendix C. Derivation of the Elasticity of Total Health Care Spending with Respect to the After-Tax Price of Out-of-Pocket SpendingAppendix D. Estimating the Impact of Policy Reforms on the Federal Budget; Notes; About the Authors; About the Hoover Institution's Working Groupon Health Care Policy; Index; About the Hoover Institution and the American Enterprise Institute.
Series Title: Hoover Institution Press publication, no. 582.

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In this second edition of their 2005 work, the authors offer market-based alternatives to recent health care reforms that center on tax changes, insurance market changes, and the redesign of Medicare and Medicaid. They show that, by promoting cost- conscious behavior and competition in both private markets and government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, we can slow the rate of growth of health care costs, expand access to high-quality health care, and slow down runaway spending.

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