Market Competition in Medical
1. Increasing number of medical care providers are consolidating into larger provider chain organizations. Discuss the implication of such moves for consumers of medical care?
2. Increasing number of private medical insurance firms are merging into larger private insurers. Discuss the implications of this development for hospital/provider chains.
3. How does managed care solve the problems of moral hazard and demand inducement?
4.How can selection bias among health plans affect an employer’s total medical premium?
5. Evaluate the following statement. “A competitive policy for medical care has been a failure because many of the poor are unable to receive needed care.”