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The economics of a two tier health system: a fairer Medicare?

30 Sep 2004
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Patricia Apps, Ray Rees and Elizabeth Savage analyse the Howard government's recent Medicare reform. {C}

Using models of the physician's behaviour and of a household's demand for medical insurance under the proposed system, they argue that those most likely to be made worse off are low income households with children, though a full evaluation of the effects of the proposal requires it to be analysed in a public finance framework.

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2004
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