Journal Article

Public Intervention in Health Insurance Markets: Theory and Four Examples from Latin America

William Jack

in The World Bank Research Observer

Published on behalf of World Bank

Volume 17, issue 1, pages 67-88
Published in print May 2002 | ISSN: 0257-3032
Published online May 2002 | e-ISSN: 1564-6971 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/wbro/17.1.67
Public Intervention in Health Insurance Markets: Theory and Four Examples from Latin America

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This article examines rationales for public intervention in health insurance markets from the perspective of public economics. It draws on the literature of organizational design to examine alternative public intervention strategies, including issues of contracting, purchaser provider splits, and regulation of competition. Health insurance reforms in four Latin American countries are then considered in light of the insights provided by the theoretical literature.

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