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dc.contributor.author Adamache, KW
dc.contributor.author Sloan, FA
dc.coverage.spatial Netherlands
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-09T15:32:51Z
dc.date.issued 1983-12
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10264797
dc.identifier.citation J Health Econ, 1983, 2 (3), pp. 225 - 243
dc.identifier.issn 0167-6296
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/1949
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the effects of tax, regulatory, and reimbursement policies and other factors exogenous to the health insurance market on the relative price (to commercial insurers) paid by Blue Cross plans for hospital care, their administrative expense and accounting profits, premiums, and ultimately Blue Cross market share. We specify and estimate a simultaneous equation model to assess interrelationships among these variables. We conclude that premium tax advantages enjoyed by the Blues have virtually no effect on the Blues' premiums or their market shares. A Blue Cross plans' market share has a positive effect on the discount it obtains from hospitals as does coverage of Blue Shield charges by a state-mandated rate-setting plan. An upper bound on the effect on the Blue Cross market share of covering Blue Cross under rate-setting but excluding the commercials from such coverage is seven percentage points. Tests for administrative slack in the operation of Blue Cross plans yield mixed results.
dc.format.extent 225 - 243
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.relation.ispartof J Health Econ
dc.subject Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Plans
dc.subject Economic Competition
dc.subject Insurance Carriers
dc.subject Insurance, Hospitalization
dc.subject Rate Setting and Review
dc.subject Regression Analysis
dc.subject Taxes
dc.subject United States
dc.title Competition between non-profit and for-profit health insurers.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.department Economics
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10264797
pubs.issue 3
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units/University Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units/University Institutes and Centers/Global Health Institute
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy/Center for Child and Family Policy
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy/Duke Population Research Institute
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy/Duke Population Research Institute/Center for Population Health & Aging
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy/Duke Population Research Institute/Duke Population Research Center
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Nursing
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Nursing/School of Nursing - Secondary Group
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences/Economics
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences/Institute of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences/Institute of Public Policy/Public Policy Studies
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 2

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