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dc.contributor.authorBreyer, Friedrichen_US
dc.contributor.authorHaufler, Andreasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:39:52Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:39:52Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18175-
dc.description.abstractMost systems of health care financing in EU member states currently include elements of income redistribution. The paper analyzes the effects of shifting this kind of redistribution to the tax system and argues that this reform could create two types of efficiency gains. On the expenditure side, it would facilitate the adoption of more incentive-compatible insurance contracts, for example through the introduction of copayment schemes. On the revenue side, income redistribution through the general tax system is likely to imply a shadow price of public funds that is lower than if redistribution is carried out through wage-based insurance contributions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIW Discussion Papers |x205en_US
dc.subject.jelH51en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth care financeen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome redistributionen_US
dc.subject.stwGesetzliche Krankenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsreformen_US
dc.subject.stwÄquivalenzprinzipen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsfinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwWohlfahrtseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleHealth care reform: Separating insurance from income redistributionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn848478231en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp205en_US

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