Health Economics – Market Competition in Medical

 Market Competition in Medical – Briefly answer, 1-2 paragraphs

  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
    premiums?
  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.”