Consumer information and biased selection in the demand for coverage supplementing medicare.
This study examines how the relationship between health insurance knowledge and the health status of health insurance consumers influences their decisions to purchase insurance coverage.
Data from the federal Medicare health insurance program for the elderly in the United States are used.
The basic Medicare program provides a limited amount of coverage for health care services obtained from any provider in the private fee-for-service (FFS) market.
Beneficiaries of this program may choose to supplement the basic coverage which they receive by two mechanisms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Assurance maladie, Connaissance, Homme, Santé, Economie santé, Demande, Choix, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Medicare
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health insurance, Knowledge, Human, Health, Health economy, Demand, Choice, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0356127
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.