Health Insurance

Michael A. Morrisey, PhD

ISBN: 9781567932829
Hardbound, 430pp, 2007
Order Code: 2096
  • Non Member Price: $106.00

Book Description

A new edition of this title was published in November 2013. Request an exam copy of the new edition.

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. To see a sample, click on the Instructor Resource sample tab above.

  • What Readers Are Saying

    Health Insurance is both timely and important. What makes this book truly exceptional is Dr. Morrisey's thorough and clear examination of the most up-to-date health services research. Without a doubt, this is an indispensable book for any student or teacher of health economics.”

    —David Dranove, PhD, Professor of Health Industry Management, Northwestern University

    "Dr. Morrisey demystifies the intricacies of the American health insurance market by explaining how human behavior and market forces influence everything from coverage options to co-payments. Through easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Morrisey provides information with the same humility-laced expertise he uses in the classroom. The straightforward chapter on compensating differentials clarifies an aspect of insurance theory that frequently confuses students. This book is a must read for any consumer, student, or professional interested in better understanding health insurance and managed care."

    —Nir Menachemi, PhD, Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Rural Health and Director for the Center on Patient Safety, Florida State University College of Medicine