Consumer Preferences for Health Care Reform Options

TitleConsumer Preferences for Health Care Reform Options
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsHong, GSoog, White-Means, SI
JournalJournal of Consumer Affairs
Volume33
Issue2
Pagination237-53
Call Numberpubs_1999_Hong_GJConsAff.pdf
KeywordsConsumption and Savings, Health Conditions and Status, Healthcare, Net Worth and Assets, Public Policy
Abstract

This study uses the 1992 Health and Retirement Study to examine consumer preferences for four health care reform options: tax-financed national health insurance, personally subsidized Medicare extensions, publicly subsidized nursing home insurance, and tax credits for health insurance purchases. Males, non-Caucasians, the self-employed, those in excellent health, and those who reside in the Northeast favor national health insurance, while those with high levels of liquid and non-liquid assets tend to disfavor it. Males and those with higher expectations of living in nursing homes tend to favor personally subsidized Medicare extensions to cover nursing homes and home health care. Those with higher expectations of living in nursing homes also favor publicly subsidized nursing home insurance. Relatively little support for subsidized nursing home insurance is found among males and those with high levels of liquid and non-liquid assets. The self-employed tend to support tax credits for health insurance premiums.

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URLhttps://www.jstor.org/stable/23859957?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Endnote Keywords

Health Policy/Nursing Homes/Tax Policy/Health Production--Nutrition, Mortality, Morbidity, Disability, and Economic Behavior/Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis/Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis/Net Worth

Endnote ID

1002

Citation Key6629