Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Ocké-Reis, Carlos Octávio
Year of Publication: 
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper No. 127
The idea of regulating private health plans so as to favor major players and the "managed care" is incompatible with the guidelines of the National Health System [Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS)] and for this reason we defend instead a regulatory action aiming to strengthen the public sphere. In particular, we discuss how this alternative could improve the regulatory capacity of the National Supplementary Health Agency [Agência Nacional de Saúde Suplementar (ANS)] to face the economic crisis in the health plan marketplace, dispelling the mistaken notion that the market, once strengthened, will cooperate with the SUS rather than contaminate it.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
275.99 kB

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.