The Health Insurance Study

experimentation and health financing policy

L. L. Orr

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Abstract

The national health insurance debate, as it has come to be known, is a very complex and wide ranging policy debate. Under review are a variety of proposals that would, in degrees ranging from moderate to extreme, reorganize the financing of medical care in the United States. The central feature of most proposals receiving serious consideration is the extension of subsidized health care to population groups not now covered, or inadequately covered by existing private and public health insurance programs. Much of the debate over these proposals centers upon the effects of such subsidies on the amount, kind, and quality of care that would be consumed by the covered population, and the resultant effects on health status and the health care market itself. The empirical issues discussed in this paper will arise in any attempt to design a financing system to effectively implement the policy objectives determined by the political process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-39
Number of pages12
JournalInquiry
Volume11
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

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Healthcare Financing
Health Insurance
Health Policy
Health Care Sector
Quality of Health Care
National Health Programs
Population Groups
Health Status
Public Health
Delivery of Health Care
Population

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The Health Insurance Study : experimentation and health financing policy. / Orr, L. L.

In: Inquiry, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.12.1974, p. 28-39.

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Orr, L. L. / The Health Insurance Study : experimentation and health financing policy. In: Inquiry. 1974 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 28-39.
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