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Jon R. Gabel
Alan C. Monheit
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The Reagan administration’s market-oriented proposals for financing health care services and controlling their costs include a belief that “competition” among insurers and providers will lead to a fundamental reorganization of the system. But the limited evidence to date suggests that it will take more than the stimulus of increased consumer cost-sharing and reduced tax subsidies to create “competitive” provider behavior. Patients and providers are likely to continue business as usual in the fee-for-service sector.
Author(s): Jon R. Gabel; Alan C. Monheit
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Volume 61, Issue 4 (pages 614–640) Published in 1983
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