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Cogan, John F
Healthy, wealthy, and wise : 5 steps to a better health care system / John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler
2nd ed
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press ; Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, c2011
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Subject(s) Health care reform -- United States
Medical care, Cost of -- United States
Medical care -- United States -- Finance
Medical policy -- United States
Medical economics -- United States
Health services accessibility -- United States
Health insurance -- United States
Tax credits -- United States
Physical Description xiii,161 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-146) and index
Contents 1. The challenge: obtaining high-quality, affordable health care. The good : innovation ; The bad : high costs and a large uninsured population ; The ugly : backlash against markets and the misguided policy response -- 2. Five policy reforms to make markets work. Increase individual involvement in health care decisions ; Deregulate insurance markets and redesign Medicare and Medicaid ; Expand provision of health information ; Control anticompetitive behavior ; Reform the malpractice system ; Study the tax preference for nonprofits -- 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 ; Effects of reforms on the number of uninsured ; Effects of reforms on the federal budget ; 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 spending -- Appendix D. Estimating the impact of policy reforms on the federal budget
Series Hoover Institution Press publication ; no. 582
Alternate Author Hubbard, R. Glenn
Kessler, Daniel P

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