A Consumer-Choice Health Plan for the 1990s: Universal Health Insurance in a System Designed to Promote Quality and Economy (First of Two Parts)
New England Journal of Medicine. 1989 Jan 5; 320(1): 29-37.
The present financing system for health care in the United States is characterized as inflationary, unfair, and wasteful. An alternative strategy is proposed in which everyone not covered by some public program would be enabled to buy affordable medical coverage, either through their employers or through a "public sponsor." Collective agents would contract with competing health plans and manage a process of informed, cost-conscious consumer choice that rewards providers who deliver high-quality care economically. (KIE abstract)
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A Consumer-Choice Health Plan for the 1990s: Universal Health Insurance in a System Designed to Promote Quality and Economy (Second of Two Parts) Enthoven, Alain; Kronick, Richard (1989-01-12)In order for universal health insurance to find broad acceptance in the United States, it must avoid creating large windfall gains and losses, radical disruption of current satisfactory arrangements, or large-scale ...