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Competitive long-term health insurance

Thomas Wiseman ()

Journal of Health Economics, 2018, vol. 58, issue C, 144-150

Abstract: I study the interplay among competition, contractual commitment, income risk, and saving and borrowing in insuring consumers against both short-term healthcare expenses and longer-term changes in health status. Examining different combinations of firms’ ability to commit to long-term contracts, consumers’ access to credit markets, and the availability of termination fees helps to highlight sources of inefficiency.

Keywords: Insurance; Reclassification risk; One-sided commitment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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