Health, Government, and Irving Fisher

  title={Health, Government, and Irving Fisher},
  author={V. Fuchs},
  journal={Health Economics},
  • V. Fuchs
  • Published 1998
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Health Economics
  • This paper provides a few historical notes on government involvement in health, followed by a summary of the theoretical arguments that economists offer in its support. Irving Fisher's views and recommendations about health are examined in the light of today's perceptions concerning health, health economics, and health policy. The wide variety of roles that the U.S. and other governments currently play in health is reviewed and the ability of economics to explain these roles is assessed. The… CONTINUE READING


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    The Clinton plan: a researcher examines reform.
    • 24
    Economics, values, and health care reform.
    • 285
    Economics, health, and post-industrial society.
    • 82
    • PDF
    Managed care and merger mania.
    • 46
    The Works of Irving Fisher
    • 45
    The new technology assessment.
    • 135
    • PDF
    Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers
    • 91
    Inequalities in Health, The Black Report
    • 1,598
    • PDF