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Market Structure of the Health Insurance Industry. [electronic resource].

Author/Creator:
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Publication:
[S.l] : [s.n.], 2010.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (68 p., digital, PDF file)
Subjects:
Competition.
Health insurance.
Insurance companies.
Summary:
Discusses how current health insurance market structure affects dual policy goals of expanding health insurance coverage and containing health care costs. Describes forces that have shaped the health insurance industry, including its historical evolution, characteristics of health care and health insurance, determinants of supply and demand for health insurance, and the nature of competition among health insurers. Addresses reasons for high market concentration, along with profitability measures for the industry, and analyzes options for Congress. Includes tables and graphs.
Notes:
Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection (last viewed Sept. 2012). Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC.
CRS Report.
Other format:
Microfiche version: Library of Congress.Congressional Research Service. Market Structure of the Health Insurance Industry
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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