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J Health Polit Policy Law (1992) 17 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 February 1992
...Thomas Rice; Lyle Nelson; David C. Colby We assess the potential of increased economic competition by examining whether Medicare beneficiaries are willing to switch to physicians who agree to accept all services on assignment. Data come from a survey of Medicare beneficiaries conducted in November...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2008) 33 (2): 309–317.
Published: 01 April 2008
... is due to participants becoming ill and dropping out of the experiment in order to switch to their preexperiment insurance coverage and thus avoid paying the cost-sharing amount. The sixteenfold higher voluntary attrition rate in the cost-sharing arms provides compelling evidence in support...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2004) 29 (3): 491–514.
Published: 01 June 2004
... surveys conducted by the Center for Studying Health System Change. Results show significant intergroup differences in propensity for switching usual source of care for voluntary or involuntary reasons related to insurance, rural residency, age, income, race, and ethnicity. Policy implications...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1985) 10 (1): 119–139.
Published: 01 February 1985
... entry and over changes in benefits and premiums and partly to inertia on the part of enrollees. In spite of large changes in relative premiums and benefits, only 21 percent of all enrollees in the DHHS switched plans during the May 1982 open season. Those employees who did switch plans astutely...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1978) 2 (4): 454–478.
Published: 01 August 1978
...R. J. Van Loon This paper takes as its starting point recent major changes in arrangements between the federal and provincial governments in Canada concerning the sharing of costs for health insurance programs. The switch from a shared cost (conditional grant) to a modified block funding system...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2011) 36 (6): 945–960.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., and those personally worried about medical expenses less likely to abandon support. We find, however, that the effect of partisanship is moderated by self-interest, with strong Republicans significantly less likely to switch to opposition if they were personally worried about medical expenses. Finally, we...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1985) 10 (2): 275–282.
Published: 01 April 1985
...Robert Newcomer; Juanita Wood; Andrea Sankar The switch to prospective payment for hospitals under Medicare is expected to have ramifications in a number of different areas. This paper addresses a select number of those areas: hospital organization and management, other community agencies...
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J Health Polit Policy Law 11186127.
Published: 07 February 2024
...,” a campaign to switch patients from OxyContin to Mallinckrodt-branded painkillers. A structured search of the archive in October 2022 retrieved 464 documents dated between 2010 and 2020. Findings: We identified a range of sales force motivational techniques, including hypertargeting high-decile prescribers...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1992) 17 (1): 35–37.
Published: 01 February 1992
... or not to switch physicians.” Although Kronick states that this “flies in the face of com- mon sense,” we believe that our conclusion is a valid interpretation of the data. We drew this conclusion because almost no one in a nationally rep- resentative sample of over 1,600 elderly had switched physicians...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2009) 34 (6): 1011–1034.
Published: 01 December 2009
... due to workers being pulled away from productive tasks. Second, other large switching costs are the norm in the ICT market (Shapiro and Varian 1999). Translation of information, for instance, is required when new electronic storage or communication technologies replace old paper records or old...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1992) 17 (1): 25–33.
Published: 01 February 1992
... The principal finding of the article in this issue by Rice, Nelson, and Colby is that Medicare “beneficiaries are not sensitive to price when making decisions about whether or not to switch physicians.” The authors are persuaded by this finding to conclude that “policies aimed at altering con...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2015) 40 (4): 911–921.
Published: 01 August 2015
... interrupted when there is a change in employment, a health problem that prevents employment, divorce from a spouse whose employment provides one's coverage, or residential relocation that requires a switch in employment. The COBRA law requires that a former employee be given the option of keeping...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1995) 20 (1): 175–190.
Published: 01 February 1995
...’ willingness to switch to hospitals outside the market. Although market definition often incor- porates information about where a hospital’s patients live, the geographic market should not be defined simply to encompass most patients treated at market hospitals and the hospitals that are used by most...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2014) 39 (1): 209–235.
Published: 01 February 2014
... factors. Indeed, 54 percent of those with private nongroup coverage reported that it would be difficult to switch plans if they wanted to (Kaiser Family Foundation 2010c ), typically because of preexisting conditions. A further 57 percent of the population has employer-sponsored insurance, 19 percent...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2013) 38 (2): 255–266.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Roberts Switch His Vote?” Salon , June 28 . www.salon.com/2012/06/28/did_john_roberts_switch_his_vote . Congressional Budget Office . 2012 . Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court Decision 3 . July . Crawford...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2002) 27 (1): 37–48.
Published: 01 February 2002
... they are getting. Unpleasant surprises fuel the backlash and reduce member sat- isfaction. Fourth, there should be individual (or family) consumer choice rather than group choice so that people can get what they want. Also, elasticity of demand will be greater if individuals can switch plans, rather than...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2004) 29 (6): 1187–1226.
Published: 01 December 2004
... . Switching Costs, Price Sensitivity, and Health Plan Choice. Journal of Health Economics 21 : 89 -116. Thorpe, K. E., and A. Atherly. 2001 . Reforming Medicare: Impacts on Federal Spending and Choice of Health Plans. Health Affairs (Web Exclusive, October 10): W51 -W64. content.healthaffairs.org...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1988) 13 (2): 361–363.
Published: 01 April 1988
...? Can he credibly threaten to take his business else- where? How often will employees tolerate switching plans? How seriously will the plan(s) take his threats to switch? How venturesome will his CEO-and per- haps his workers’ unions-allow him to be, and how often? What are the con...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2007) 32 (5): 759–783.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Competition in Health Care. Harvard Business Review 82 : 64 -76. Robinson, J. C., L. B. Gardner, and H. S. Luft. 1993 . Health Plan Switching in Anticipation of Increased Medical Care Utilization. Medical Care 31 : 43 -51. Siu, A. L., F. A. Sonnenberg, W. G. Manning, G. A. Goldberg, E. S...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2020) 45 (4): 501–515.
Published: 01 August 2020
... on prescription drugs during the year (Abaluck and Gruber 2011 : 379). Another estimated that less than 10% of enrollees in Medicare drug plans choose their least-expensive option (Heiss et al. 2012 ). Once Medicare beneficiaries choose plans, they usually do not switch during subsequent open enrollment periods...