A comparison of single- and multi-payer health insurance systems and options for reform.

@article{Hussey2003ACO,
  title={A comparison of single- and multi-payer health insurance systems and options for reform.},
  author={Peter Hussey and Gerard Fenton Anderson},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2003},
  volume={66 3},
  pages={
          215-28
        }
}
A major choice confronting many countries is between single-payer and multi-payer health insurance systems. This paper compares single-payer models in the areas of revenue collection, risk pooling, purchasing, and social solidarity. Single-payer and multi-payer systems each have advantages which may meet countries' priorities for their health insurance system. Single-payer systems are usually financed more progressively, and rely on existing taxation systems; they effectively distribute risks… CONTINUE READING
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