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Federalism versus social citizenship : [publication] : investigating the preference for equity in health care /

by Crivelli, Luca; Domenighetti, Gianfranco; Filippini, Massimo.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 2007SAPHIR theme(s): Assurances sociales | Économie de la santéMeSH subject(s): Insurance, Health | Financing, Organized | Delivery of Health Care | Models, Econometric | Insurance, Health -- economics | Delivery of Health Care -- economics | Delivery of Health Care -- ethics | SwitzerlandPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: Book ChapterOnline resources: Date de consultation : 22.01.2010 Summary: The main goal of this chapter was to verify empirically the underlying hypothesis of Margolis (1982), namely that spending in group interest is a superior good. We tested the fair-share model in the context of healthcare services, which in the most OECD countries are considered merit goods. After presenting the main features of the Swiss health-care system, we emphasized the strongly regressive financing of health care in Switzerland, which is due to the limited public participation in healthcare spending and to income-independent premiums for the mandatory health insurance. The willingness of the population to favour more vertical equity has been assessed with regard to the principle of introducing income-dependent premiums in the mandatory health insurance. We applied the binomial logit model using micro data collected through a special survey carried out in 2002. [Authors, p. 508] [Contents] 1. Introduction. 2. Some considerations on the utility of spending for merit goods like health care. 3. The Swiss health-care system. 4. Proposals for a reform. 5. Model specification. 6. Data and estimation results. 7. Conclusions
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Handbook on the economics of happiness / ed. by Luigino Bruni and Pier Luigi Porta. - Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2007. - P. 487-511.

The main goal of this chapter was to verify empirically the underlying hypothesis of Margolis (1982), namely that spending in group interest is a superior good. We tested the fair-share model in the context of healthcare services, which in the most OECD countries are considered merit goods. After presenting the main features of the Swiss health-care system, we emphasized the strongly regressive financing of health care in Switzerland, which is due to the limited public participation in healthcare spending and to income-independent premiums for the mandatory health insurance. The willingness of the population to favour more vertical equity has been assessed with regard to the principle of introducing income-dependent premiums in the mandatory health insurance. We applied the binomial logit model using micro data collected through a special survey carried out in 2002. [Authors, p. 508] [Contents] 1. Introduction. 2. Some considerations on the utility of spending for merit goods like health care. 3. The Swiss health-care system. 4. Proposals for a reform. 5. Model specification. 6. Data and estimation results. 7. Conclusions