International Health Care Reform: A Legal, Economic, and Political Analysis

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Contents
List of figuresix
List of tablesx
List of abbreviationsxi
Acknowledgementsxii
1 Introduction1
Why reform? 1
The reform models4
The chosen health care allocation systems9
The need for an interdisciplinary approach9
2 Arguments in economics and justice for government intervention in health insurance and health service markets15
Market failure in the health care insurance and service supply markets16
Distributive justice26
Conclusion34
3 The reform of health care allocation systems in the US, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the UK41
The US health care system and the 1993 reform proposals42
The Netherlands’ health care system and the 1987 reform proposals60
The New Zealand health care system and the 1991 reform proposals74
The UK health care system and the 1989 reform proposals88
Synthesis and conclusion103
4 Accountability of health care service purchasers: comparing internal markets and managed competition127
Agency and public choice128
The lines of accountability130

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