From Bismark to Woodcock: The "Irrational" Pursuit of National Health Insurance

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Victor R. Fuchs

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: 1976

Abstract

This paper contains an exploration of some of the special or general benefits that might explain the widespread pursuit of national health insurance follows. The primary purpose of this inquiry has been to attempt to explain the popularity of national health insurance around the world.

Suggested Citation

Fuchs, Victor R., From Bismark to Woodcock: The "Irrational" Pursuit of National Health Insurance (1976). NBER Working Paper No. w0120. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=260307

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