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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...

Is Asia Prepared for an Aging Population?

Is Asia Prepared for an Aging Population? »

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...

The Macroeconomic Impact of Healthcare Financing Alternatives

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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...

Aging in the Asian 'Tigers'

Aging in the Asian 'Tigers' »

Source: Aging in the Asian 'Tigers' : Challenges for Fiscal Policy

Volume/Issue: 1997/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1997

ISBN: 9781451856309

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Pensions, aging, Asia, demographics, health, medical care, pension, medical insurance, labor force

The paper assesses the government expenditure effects from changing demographics in the Asian 'Tiger' economies through 2050. With some exceptions, their limited social insurance commitments initially suggest that...

The Limits of Market-Based Risk Transfer and Implications for Managing Systemic Risks

The Limits of Market-Based Risk Transfer and Implications for Managing Systemic Risks »

Source: The Limits of Market-Based Risk Transfer and Implications for Managing Systemic Risks

Volume/Issue: 2006/217

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Blancher , François Haas , John Kiff , Oksana Khadarina , Paul Mills , Parmeshwar Ramlogan , William Lee , Yoon Sook Kim , Todd Groome , and Shinobu Nakagawa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864779

Keywords: Risk transfer, insurance markets, supervision and regulation, pension, health care, life insurance, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Social Security and Public Pensions,

The paper discusses the limits to market-based risk transfer in the financial system and the implications for the management of systemic long-term financial risks. Financial instruments or markets to transfer and b...

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...