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This study examines structural differences in the subjective quality of health care in Germany using a newspaper survey. We find that there are significant differences between urban and rural areas as well as between public and private insurance. In rural areas, the provision of general practitioners, specialists and hospitals are considered as worse than in cities. In particular, public insured individuals asses the provision of specialized doctors and hospitals as lower than private insured and criticize long waiting times for appointments and lacking coverage of health care costs by the statutory health insurance.

Jahrbücher f. Nationalökonomie u. Statistik (Lucius & Lucius, Stuttgart 2007) Bd. (Vol.) 227/5+6 Zur Dualität von GKV und PKV The Future of Private and Public Health Insurance in Germany Von Klaus-Dirk Henke, Berlin∗ JEL I11, I18 Health insurance, Social Security, Competition Strengthening Act 2007, benefit package, adverse selec- tion, health care. Summary The center of the article deals with the future of the public and private health insurance system in Germany. It analyses therefore both the statutory fund system and the private health insu- rers. Particular

five-day stay in a hospital. Nonetheless, Figures 13, 15, and 16 offer compelling evidence on the age distribution of net benefits Americans receive under the health insurance system. The combined evidence in Figures 14 and 15 provides equally powerful evidence that these net benefits are strongly redistributive. Both absolutely and as a percentage of their money incomes, the net benefits provided through public and private health insurance are tilted heavily toward Americans with lower incomes. Total health care spending is fairly equal up and down the

. Wirtschaftsdienst 84(5), S. 290–98. Gasche M. 2004 Beitragssatzeffekte einer Einbeziehung der Beamten in die GKV . Wirtschaftsdienst Greß, S. und K.-J. Bieback, (2014), Zur Umsetzbarkeit einer Bürgerversicherung bei Krankheit, G+G Wissenschaft 14(4), S. 7–14. Greß S. Bieback K.-J. 2014 Zur Umsetzbarkeit einer Bürgerversicherung bei Krankheit G+G Wissenschaft Grunow, M. und R. Nuscheler (2014), Public and private health insurance in Germany: The ignored risk selection problem, Health Economics 23(6), S. 670–87. 23696240 Grunow M. Nuscheler R. 2014 Public and private health

.D. Koning P. 2016 Assessing the Effects of Disability Insurance Experience Rating. The Case of the Netherlands Labour Economics 41 304 317 Grunow, M., and R. Nuscheler. 2014. “Public and Private Health Insurance in Germany: The Ignored Risk Selection Problem.” Health Economics 23 (6):670–687. Grunow M. Nuscheler R. 2014 Public and Private Health Insurance in Germany: The Ignored Risk Selection Problem Health Economics 23 6 670 687 Hyatt, D., and T. Thomason. 1998. Evidence on the Efficacy of Experience Rating in British Columbia. A Report to The Royal Commission on

. If enacted, this legislation will prohibit genetic discrimination by public and private health insurance providers, preventing them from deny- ing coverage or imposing higher premiums on the basis of genetic status, or from asking applicants to undertake genetic testing. It also seeks to prohibit genetic discrimination in employment. Whilst this has been unanimously passed by the US Senate, it has still not received the necessary endorsement from the US House of Representatives to bring it into law. It remains, therefore, to be seen whether these central concerns

Public and Private Health Insurance.” Archives of Internal Medicine 154 (21): 2409–16. 10.1001/archinte.1994.00420210037005 7979836 Sorlie Paul D. Johnson Norman J. Backlund Eric Bradham Douglas D. 1994 Mortality in the Uninsured Compared with that in Persons with Public and Private Health Insurance Archives of Internal Medicine 154 21 2409 16 Viet Nam News. 2013. Health insurance project goal: 80 % coverage by 2020. Accessed May 24, 2013. http://vietnamnews.vn/society/237645/health-insurance-for-all-project-approved.html . Viet Nam News Health insurance project

Sozialpolitik in Deutschland , München: Oldenbourg. 10.1515/9783486787603 Greß, S., M. Manouguian und J. Wasem (2007): Health Insurance Reform in the Netherlands, CESifo DICE Report 5, S. 63–67. Grunow, M. und R. Nuscheler (2013): Public and Private Health Insurance in Germany: The Ignored Risk Selection Problem. Erscheint in Health Economics . Online am 21. Mai 2013 veröffentlicht: DOI: 10.1002/hec.2942. 10.1002/hec.2942 Homburg, S. und W. Richter (1990): Eine effizienzorientierte Reform der GRV, in: Felderer, B. (Hrsg.), Bevölkerung und Wirtschaft , Duncker & Humblot

for farmers with potential health risk The public health-care benefits for farmers are insufficient. Agriculture and Fishery Medicare (AFM) was implemented in 1988, with the government mandating subscription of AFM in order to revitalize medical insurance in Korea. In its initial phase, 70% of the farmers became members of AFM. Soon, the policy’s relatively high premium brought this figure down to 50%. Private health insurance is much less prevalent in rural areas as well. 19 This shortage of public and private health insurance results in considerable medical

questions about their coverage under public and private health insurance plans over the course of a full year. The percentages shown indicate the share of respondents who had coverage under one or more plans during at least part of a calendar year. The surge in insurance coverage among the elderly between 1963 and 1968, and its much slower growth in the population under 65, was uncovered in the NHIS interviews. The continued wide gap between coverage rates among the elderly and non-elderly since 1996 is plainly visible in the MEPS household interviews. Before Medicare was