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Gail R. Wilensky
Pamela J. Farley
Amy K. Taylor
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Renewed national interest in market forces to promote more efficient and cost-conscious behavior by patients and providers increasingly focuses on the structure of private health insurance benefits. Two features of procompetitive legislative proposals are considered: a ceiling on tax-free employer insurance premiums and offering greater choice of insurance plans. The interests of efficiency and equity invoke different kinds of risks and transfers; no single institutional approach is likely to yield the promised benefits.
Author(s): Gail R. Wilensky; Pamela J. Farley; Amy K. Taylor
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Volume 62, Issue 1 (pages 53–81) Published in 1984
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