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This book provides a thorough overview of health insurance in the United States, with an emphasis on private insurance.
Topics covered include:
The historical development of U.S. health insurance and the theory of demand for insurance
Issues of adverse selection and moral hazard
How managed care affects hospital and physician markets
The large role played by employer-sponsored health insurance programs
Health savings accounts, consumer-driven plans, and the small-employer market
Traditional Medicare coverage as well as Medicare Advantage programs and Medigap coverage
Medicaid, SCHIP, and crowd-out of private coverage
Charts and tables as well as bulleted summaries further clarify the key points of each chapter.
Instructor Resources: Discussion questions, PowerPoint slides, and links to healthcare reform updates.