Hospital Price Regulation: Evidence and Implications for Health Care Reform
Hospital price regulation has been an important part of the health care landscape ever since Medicare and Medicaid were enacted nearly thirty years ago. Most health care reform proposals leave Medicare largely intact, ensuring that hospital price regulation will continue as an important element of the market for inpatient hospital care. Outside of Medicare, the debate seems to be between two camps: extending Medicare-style hospital price regulation to all payers versus fostering competition among hospitals and between hospitals and health insurance plans.
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