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MPM 574--Health Economics
Practice Questions--Chapter 8

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 1.  Summarize Vogel and Blair's studies as to whether there are economies of scale in providing health insurance.

 2.  What advantages do the Blues have over other insurers in the market place?

 3.  Since 1950, which type of insurer has been growing the fastest: commercial insurers, BCBS, or independent plans?

 4.  What is "shadow pricing" in the insurance markets?

 5.  What evidence do we have that the market for health insurance has become more competitive over the last four decades?

 6.  What are the primary features of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (Kassenbaum-Kennedy) Act of 1996?


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