Medicare market mechanism: The politics of a persistent idea
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences
Discuss the range of market mechanisms proposed and/or introduced within the context of the Medicare program. Evaluate the effectiveness of certain market-based programs within Medicare. Demonstrate the persistence of market mechanisms as they relate to Medicare, despite the paucity of evidence to support the assertion that they actually improve aspects of the program.
Keyword(s): Medicare/Medicaid, Policy/Policy Development
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have studied and taught on the policies and politics surrounding Medicare and other government programs for the past several years. My research has focused on recent reform episodes in the American and British health care systems. I have an interest in the balance struck between the conflicting values associated with citizenship and consumerism, and how this shapes the contours of specific national (and-sub-national reforms). Iâm currently teaching on Healthcare Organization and Finance.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.