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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52202

Zweifel, Peter; Telser, Harry; Vaterlaus, Stephan (2005). Consumer Resistance Against Regulation: The Case of Health Care. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 505, University of Zurich.

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Abstract

Regulation fostering Managed Care alternatives in health insurance is spreading. This work reports on an experiment designed to measure the amounts of compensation asked by the Swiss population (in terms of reduced premiums) for Managed-Care type restrictions in the provision of health care. It finds that restrictions on the freedom of physician choice would require an average compensation of more than one-third of the premium, while generic substitution even meets with a small willingness to pay. Marked preference heterogeneity is an argument against regulation imposing uniformity of contract in Swiss social health insurance.

Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
DDC:330 Economics
JEL Classification:L51, D61, C93, I11, I18
Language:English
Date:February 2005
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 22:32
Last Modified:09 Jul 2012 05:03
Series Name:Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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