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Health Care Cost Containment

Health Care Cost Containment »

Source: Health Care Cost Containment

Volume/Issue: 1995/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ellen Nedde

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

ISBN: 9781451936537

Keywords: health care, health insurance, insurance coverage, health insurance coverage, health care system

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

What Should Macroeconomists Know About Health Care Policy: A Primer

What Should Macroeconomists Know About Health Care Policy: A Primer »

Source: What Should Macroeconomists Know About Health Care Policy : A Primer

Volume/Issue: 2000/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): William Hsiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

ISBN: 9781451855807

Keywords: health economics, government expenditure, health expenditure, public health, health policy, health insurance

This primer aims to provide IMF macroeconomists with the essential information they need in situations where they must address issues concerning health sector policy and when they have significant macroeconomic imp...

Universal Health Care 101

Universal Health Care 101 »

Source: Universal Health Care 101 : Lessons for the Eastern Caribbean and Beyond

Volume/Issue: 2009/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Evridiki Tsounta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451872088

Keywords: Health economics, government expenditure, health spending, health insurance, health system, health financing,

Despite the increasing interest in universal health care, little is known about the optimal way to finance, design, and implement it. This paper attempts to fill this gap by providing some general policy recommenda...

The U.S. Health Care Industry

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Source: The U.S. Health Care Industry : Performance and Issues

Volume/Issue: 1990/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1990

ISBN: 9781451931266

Keywords: health care, medicare, health care costs, health care expenditures, health insurance

This paper describes how economic behavior in the market for health care in the United States is influenced by a range of impediments to the functioning of the price mechanism which impart an upward bias to health...

Health Spending in Japan

Health Spending in Japan »

Source: Health Spending in Japan : Macro-Fiscal Implications and Reform Options

Volume/Issue: 2014/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Masahiro Nozaki , Kenichiro Kashiwase , and Ikuo Saito

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498365277

Keywords: long-term care, health care, capita health spending, budget caps, General, Health Insurance, Public and Private,

Health spending has risen rapidly in Japan. We find two-thirds of the spending increase over 1990-2011 resulted from ageing, and the rest from excess cost growth. The spending level will rise further: ageing alone...

The Macroeconomic Impact of Healthcare Financing Alternatives

The Macroeconomic Impact of Healthcare Financing Alternatives »

Source: The Macroeconomic Impact of Healthcare Financing Alternatives : Reform Options for Hong Kong SAR

Volume/Issue: 2008/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871302

Keywords: Healthcare financing, aging population, aging-related fiscal pressures, healthcare spending, health insurance, public spending,

With much healthcare publicly funded, Hong Kong's rapidly aging population will significant raise fiscal pressure over coming decades. We ask what the implications are of meeting these costs by public funding, or p...

Republic of Moldova

Republic of Moldova »

Source: Republic of Moldova : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: National Development Strategy Report for 2008-2011

Volume/Issue: 2008/143

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451825169

Keywords: public administration, ministry of education, ministry of justice, ministry of finance, health insurance

The purpose of the monitoring and evaluation process is to determine to what extent proposed actions/sub-actions have been accomplished, and to take policy corrective action to accomplish the objectives of the Nati...

Is Asia Prepared for an Aging Population?

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Source: Is Asia Prepared for an Aging Population?

Volume/Issue: 2006/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865325

Keywords: retirement, health care, pension, health insurance, medical care, Analysis of Health Care Markets, Health Production, Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education

Many Asian countries (such as China, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines) will experience a significant aging of their populations during the next several decades. This paper...

India

India »

Source: India : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Insurance Sector Regulation and Supervision-Technical Note

Volume/Issue: 2018/86

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484348703

Keywords: Financial Sector Assessment Program, Insurance, Insurance regulations, Insurance supervision, India, Financial crises, Financial management, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial services, Health insurance

This Technical Note provides an assessment of the recent development of regulation and supervision of the Indian insurance sector. The sector has continued to grow in scale and diversity, surmounting the adverse im...

Manufacturing Jobs and Inequality: Why is the U.S. Experience Different?

Manufacturing Jobs and Inequality: Why is the U.S. Experience Different? »

Source: Manufacturing Jobs and Inequality: Why is the U.S. Experience Different?

Volume/Issue: 2019/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalija Novta , and Evgenia Pugacheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 2019

ISBN: 9781498320450

Keywords: Agriculture, Capital income, Cross country analysis, Data analysis, Demographic indicators, Disposable income, Economic indicators, Economic sectors, Economies, Education

We examine the extent to which declining manufacturing employment may have contributed to increasing inequality in advanced economies. This contribution is typically small, except in the United States. We explore t...