Reforming Health Care: A Case for Stay-Well Health Insurance

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Zeljko Bogetic

World Bank

Dennis R. Heffley

University of Connecticut - Department of Economics

Date Written: September 1, 1993

Abstract

Many health care reform proposals expand insurance coverage without fundamentally changing the structure of health insurance. The stay-well plan used in Mendocino County, California, since 1979, offers an alternative insurance structure that provides direct incentives for consumers to control utilization and adopt healthier lifestyles.

Keywords: Health Insurance, U.S. Health Care, Health Systems, California

JEL Classification: H51, I1, J28

Suggested Citation

Bogetic, Zeljko and Heffley, Dennis R., Reforming Health Care: A Case for Stay-Well Health Insurance (September 1, 1993). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1181. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1811160

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