Health Care Financing and Insurance: Options for Design by Francesco PaolucciHealth Care Financing and Insurance: Options for Design by Francesco Paolucci

Health Care Financing and Insurance: Options for Design

byFrancesco Paolucci

Paperback | January 2, 2013

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As a contribution to the search for suitable and sustainable solutions to finance rising medical care expenditures, the book proposes a typology of healthcare financing and insurance schemes, based on the dimensions of basic vs. supplementary services and mandatory vs. voluntary coverage, to analyse the design and the complex interactions between various financing and insurance arrangements in several OECD countries. This study provides a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the financial and organisational structures of different countries' healthcare financing and insurance schemes. Its main contributions are the development of a novel and rigorous theoretical framework analysing the economic rationales for the optimal design of healthcare financing and insurance schemes, and an empirical and institutional analysis investigating the consequences for efficiency and affordability of the complex interactions between basic and supplementary sources of financing.
Title:Health Care Financing and Insurance: Options for DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.01 inPublished:January 2, 2013Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642265855

ISBN - 13:9783642265853

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Table of Contents

General Introduction.- Economic Rationales for the Design of Health Care Financing Schemes.- The Design of Health Care Financing Schemes in Different Countries.- The Potential for Risk Rating in Competitive Markets for Supplementary Health Insurance: An Empirical Analysis.- Competition and Solidarity in in Health Insurance Markets: An Economic Analysis of the EC Legal Framework.- Risk Selection Via Health Insurance in Universal Mandatory Health Insurance for Basic Services: A Five-Country Comparison.- Conclusions and Discussion.

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From the reviews:"The purpose is to provide 'insights on the institutional and regulatory design of public and private' financing of healthcare in some OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) countries. . It could be used by high-level masters and doctoral students interested in public policy, health policy, or health services research. . This book is narrowly focused and reads more like a research study than an informative, instructional text. . There are very good comparison tables listing basic and supplemental services among OECD selected countries." (Carole Ann Kenner, Doody's Review Service, December, 2010)