The Economics of Health

Title

The Economics of Health

Year

2016

DOI

10.17848/9780880994644

Abstract

Donald J. Meyer leads a group of notable health economists who explore critical issues—and their economic impacts—facing the nation's healthcare system today. These include lifestyle choices and their health impacts, decisions on medical care and self-care, the fee-for-service payment model, disability and workers’ compensation insurance claims, long-term care, and how various aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) impact the nation’s healthcare system. Contributors include M. Kate Bundorf, Marcus Dillender, John H. Goddeeris, Donald J. Meyer, Edward C. Norton, and Charles E. Phelps.

Files

Download 1. Introduction (209 KB)

Download 5. The Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Disability Insurance and Workers' Compensation (343 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction / Donald J. Meyer
  2. We Have Met Our Enemies and They Are Us / Charles E. Phelps
  3. Do Medical Care and Self-Care Compete or Complement in Health Production? / Donald J. Meyer
  4. Payment Reform and "Bending the Curve" / John H. Goddeeris
  5. The Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Disability Insurance and Workers' Compensation / Marcus Dillender
  6. The Economic Challenges of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act / Edward C. Norton
  7. The Role of Private Health Insurance in the Medicare Program / M. Kate Bundorf

ISBN

9780880994637 (cloth) ; 9780880994620 (pbk.)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Wages, health insurance and other benefits; Health insurance

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Citation

Meyer, Donald J. 2016. The Economics of Health. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.17848/9780880994644