Procompetition in Health Care: Policy or Fantasy?

The history of “imminent” national health insurance is a sobering reminder that current excitement about “imminent” procompetition legislation may be transitory. Nevertheless, arguments advanced for a competitive strategy warrant close scrutiny; Kenneth Arrow’s cautions against indiscriminate application of competitive criteria to health care markets are a helpful beginning.

Author(s): Eli Ginzberg

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Volume 60, Issue 3 (pages 386–398)
Published in 1982