The Political Economy of Health Care Reforms

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SUBJECT INDEX
The italic letters f, n or t following a page number indicate that the subject information is in a figure, note, or a table, respectively, on that page.
Accidents, uninsured workers and, 119
Acquired immunodeficieny syndrome (AIDS), 114, 116, 117f
Activities of daily living (ADL), HMO vs. indemnity plan, 47
Acute myocardial infarctions, 50, 52
ADL. See Activities of daily living
AFDC. See Aid for Families with Dependent Children
AIDS. See Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Antibiotics, 126
Armey, Rep. Dick, and health care, 133, 143n14
Balanced Budget Act (1997), 16, 76, 133
Beneficiaries
incentives for, 13–15, 21
of Medicare + Choice plans, 19, 24, 24t
payments by, 12–13, 16, 18, 25t, 26t, 28–29, 46, 48–49
payments to, 2, 11–12, 26t, 46
social insurance use by, 70, 77–78
workers ratio to, 2, 11, 12
Bi-Partisan Commission on health policy, 2, 20, 31n4
Block grants, health care, 133, 141
Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 15, 90–91
Bradley, Sen. Bill, and health care, 133–134
Breaux, Sen. John Beringer. See Breaux-Frist plan; BreauxThomas proposal
Breaux-Frist plan, 31n4
compromise ends with, 29–30
geographic equity and, 23–24
HCFA under, 21–22, 25, 28
implications of, 28–29
Medicare reform in, 2–3, 20–30, 26t, 31n6
national weighted average and, 22–23
reference price of, 21–23, 26–27, 26t
Breaux-Thomas proposal, health policy and, 95–96
Burton, Sen. Harold. See Hill-Burton program
Bush, Gov. George W., and health care, 133
Businesses, group insurance and, 104, 110–114, 113f
redlined, 112–114, 113f
See also Employers; Firms; Small businesses
Cafeteria plans, tax subsidies for, 5, 81
Canada, GDP for health care, 36
Cancer
care of, 44, 46–47, 52, 119
as preexisting condition, 116, 117f
Capitation contracts, physician groups and, 37
Cerebrovascular accidents. See Stroke
CHAMPUS/VA (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the U.S. Veterans Administration), 90–91
Chicago, Illinois, welfare neighborhood physicians in, 84n3
Childbirth, health coverage of, 44, 78
Children, 72, 94
health care proposals for, and election speculation, 133, 141
high-risk newborns, 47, 51, 52
Medicaid eligibility of, 69–70, 73–75, 74f, 78

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - The Not-So-Simple Economics (And Politics) of Medicare Reform 9
  • 2 - Managed Care and Social Welfare 33
  • 3 - Covering the Uninsured 65
  • 4 - Health Insurance and the Labor Market 87
  • 5 - Health Care Consumer Choice 109
  • 6 - Positive Economics and Dismal Politics 125
  • Cited Author Index 147
  • Subject Index 151
  • About the Institute 163
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