Steven Levitt and his trusty Freakonomics sidekick were invited by David Cameron to advise on health policy, as they recount in their latest book. Apparently the PM walked out on them. Levitt has kindly given us some more details on his proposal… Read More »Recommended reading for Steven Levitt
Demand for insurance (including long-term care, supple- mentary insurance); supply of insurance services; moral hazard, its control and trade-offs with risk-pooling; adverse selection and cream skimming; tax-financed health care sys- tems; tax policy, exemptions, personal subsidies and health care financing; private and public systems of health insur- ance; welfare effects of ‘excess’ insurance and the trade-off
with internalizing externalities; insurance effects on health care providers; issues in coverage: services covered, individual eligibility.