The Role of Government in Health and Medical Care
Please answer the following discussion questions:
a) Should everyone that can afford health insurance be required to purchase it? Why or why not?
b) What lessons can we infer from history around the efforts to enact National Health Insurance and/or Health Reform?
c) What are the economic rationales for different types of government intervention in health care?
d) What economic arguments support government financing of personal health services to certain population groups?
e) If the objective is one of redistribution, what are the welfare implications of achieving this redistribution by providing cash supplements versus medical
care to the desired beneficiary group?