Health Affairs issue on the impact of price competition in managed care on the larger health care system
Many important functions in our health care system traditionally have not been financially self-sustaining. Uncompensated care, undergraduate and graduate medical education, biomedical research, and the treatment of severe or unusual diseases have been financed in part by a complex web of cross-subsidies. Charges for professional services and hospital care have been used to pay for many of these functions. The purpose of this project is to provide full support for a thematic issue of Health Affairs analyzing the impact of price competition in managed care on critical aspects of our health care system that traditionally have been funded through cross-subsidies. The volume will be one of the four regular issues of Health Affairs that are published every year and will include papers presented at a conference in Washington, D.C., in fall 1995 (to be funded by the Foundation under separate grant to the Alpha Center). The papers will be authored by nationally known experts and focus on the diminishment of essential cross-subsidies. They will address public and private sector responses to ensure that critical features of the health care system remain intact in an era of great flux and constrained resources.
Amount Awarded $196,984.00
Awarded on: 8/22/1995
Time frame: 9/1/1995 - 12/31/1997
Grant Number: 26525