Comparing Alternative Reimbursement Methods in a Model of Public Health Insurance

Barigozzi, Francesca (2000) Comparing Alternative Reimbursement Methods in a Model of Public Health Insurance. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/660.
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Abstract

I compare in-kind reimbursement and reimbursement insurance. I explicitly consider out patient and inpatient care in a model where illness has a negative impact on labor productivity. Consumers are heterogeneous with respect to intensity of preferences for treatment which is their private information. Then the social planner has a choice of two kinds of reimbursement structure: pooling (uniform) and self-selecting allocations. Analyzing pooling allocations I show that reimbursement insurance weakly dominates in-kind reimbursement. While considering self-selecting allocations I show that the two reimbursement methods are, from a social welfare point of view, equivalent.

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Barigozzi, Francesca
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health insurance in-kind transfers reimbursement insurance adverse selection
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17 Jun 2004
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