Accession Number:

AD0699537

Title:

MEDICAL COSTS, HEALTH INSURANCE, AND PUBLIC POLICY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The paper reports on health insurance in relation to excessive medical costs and discusses a number of constructive steps that could be taken to modify the effects of insurance. A new type of hospital insurance, which has been termed variable cost insurance, is proposed. By greatly increasing consumer concern with hospital costs, variable cost insurance should slow the rise in these costs. It would also affect inequities in the present insurance system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE