On the Efficiency of Public and Private Health Care Systems : An Application to Alternative Health Policies in the United Kingdom

@inproceedings{Parry2001OnTE,
  title={On the Efficiency of Public and Private Health Care Systems : An Application to Alternative Health Policies in the United Kingdom},
  author={Ian W. H. Parry},
  year={2001}
}
Health policy will be a major issue in Britain’s next general election. The Labour government is committed to a substantial increase in funds for the National Health Service (NHS) and has eliminated tax relief for private health insurance. The Conservative Opposition party favors subsidizing private health insurance, though it has pledged to match the government’s funding increases for the NHS. This paper develops and implements a methodology for estimating the welfare effects of increasing… CONTINUE READING

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