Health Care for Us All: Getting More for Our Investment

Health Care for Us All: Getting More for Our Investment

by Earl L. Grinols, James W. Henderson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521738253

ISBN-13: 9780521738255

Pub. Date: 05/29/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Health Care for Us All challenges the common belief that health care problems in the United States are difficult and possibly insoluble. Americans want to get more for their health care spending, including insurance coverage for all that is personal, portable, and permanent. They want a system that respects incentives for quality care, exhibits a responsible approach

Overview

Health Care for Us All challenges the common belief that health care problems in the United States are difficult and possibly insoluble. Americans want to get more for their health care spending, including insurance coverage for all that is personal, portable, and permanent. They want a system that respects incentives for quality care, exhibits a responsible approach to the budget, and is sustainable. Health Care for Us All adopts these five objectives and applies an efficiency filter to identify the virtually unique framework that meets all objectives. Impediments to achieving Americans’ goals can be summarized under the rubrics of too little insurance, too little income, and too little properly functioning market. The efficient remedy for each is the subject of the book. Related philosophical as well as economic issues, such as why there should be government involvement in health care, are analyzed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521738255
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/29/2009
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Goals and Working Principles: 1. Introduction; 2. Goals; 3. Principles; Part II. Background Economics and Ethics: 4. Markets, VPOs, government; 5. Education, charity, and the American ethical base; Part III. Application: 6. Why government in health care?; 7. Insurance; 8. The new Baylor plan; Part IV. Protective Measures: 9. Forestalling free-riders; 10. Preserving prices; 11. Inducing innovation; 12. Summary.

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