Michael A. Morrisey, PhD
Hardcover: 409 pages
Health Administration Press
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This book provides a thorough overview of health insurance in the United States, with an emphasis on private insurance.
Topics covered include:
The historical development of U.S. health insurance and the theory of demand for insurance,
Issues of adverse selection and moral hazard, How managed care affects hospital and physician markets,
The large role played by employer-sponsored health insurance programs,
Health savings accounts, consumer-driven plans, and the small-employer market,
Traditional Medicare coverage as well as Medicare Advantage programs and Medigap coverage, Medicaid, SCHIP, and crowd-out of private coverage.
Charts and tables as well as bulleted summaries further clarify the key points of each chapter.
And much more.
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“Health Insurance is both timely and important. What makes this book truly exceptional is Dr. Morrisey's thorough and clear examination of the most up-to-date health services research. Without a doubt, this is an indispensable book for any student or teacher of health economics.” —David Dranove, PhD, Professor of Health Industry Management, Northwestern University
"Dr. Morrisey demystifies the intricacies of the American health insurance market by explaining how human behavior and market forces influence everything from coverage options to co-payments. Through easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Morrisey provides information with the same humility-laced expertise he uses in the classroom. The straightforward chapter on compensating differentials clarifies an aspect of insurance theory that frequently confuses students. This book is a must read for any consumer, student, or professional interested in better understanding health insurance and managed care." —Nir Menachemi, PhD, Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Rural Health and Director for the Center on Patient Safety, Florida State University College of Medicine
Michael A. Morrisey, PhD, is a professor in the department of health care organization and policy in the School of Public Health of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he has taught courses on health insurance for more than 18 years. He is the director of the UAB Lister Hill Center for Health Policy and holds appointments in several other UAB departments and centers. He is the author of over 140 research papers, many dealing with employer-sponsored health insurance and with managed care. He is a fellow of the Employee Benefits Research Institute.
Founded in 1933, the American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management.
Health Administration Press is a division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). ACHE is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as its groundbreaking research and career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members.
Founded in 1972 with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Health Administration Press has grown from a small office on the campus of the University of Michigan to one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management, including textbooks for use in college and university courses.
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