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Health reform without side effects : making markets work for individual health insurance

Author: Mark V Pauly
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, 2010.
Series: Hoover Institution Press publication, no. 580.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Health reform without side effects, Mark V. Pauly offers a detailed look at the individual insurance market in the United States. He explains how it works, suggests approaches to improvement that build on what currently works well, and provides a realistic assessment of how much improvement we can demand and expect. Pauly concludes that, although there are some serious deficiencies in today's individual  Read more...
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Health reform without side effects.
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)503074561
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark V Pauly
ISBN: 0817910433 9780817910433 9780817910464 0817910468 9780817910488 0817910484
OCLC Number: 641321944
Description: 1 online resource (110 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Problem definition --
The lay of the land: how many people have what problems? --
Can individual insurance help? --
Coverage for high risks --
Community rating: the worst possible way to do a good thing --
What's wrong with individual insurance? --
What is good about the individual market? --
How not to critique the individual health insurance market --
Lowering administrative costs --
Buying groups and exchanges: how many chihuahuas equal a great dane? --
Regulation and pricing without exchanges --
Insurance company economics, sharp practices, premiums, and exclusions --
Subsidies --
What to hope for and what to expect --
Offering the right product --
The ideal and the feasible: compromises and mixes --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Hoover Institution Press publication, no. 580.
Responsibility: Mark V. Pauly.
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