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Archive for December, 2009

Cavalcade of Risk + Links

The latest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk is up at Insurance Copywriter.  Other links that I also found interesting include: Canadian healthcare spending rises to 11.9% of GDP. The public health costs of job loss. Climategate. Does the U.S. need a healthcare constitution? Computers don’t save hospitals money.

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How do state health insurance regulations affect the price of high-deductible policies?

A paper by Kowalski, Congdon and Showalter (2009) examines how state health insurance regulations affect the price of health insurance.  The four regulations are the following: Community rating regulations limit premium differences across policies.  The most stringent form requires insurers to offer the same premium to every individual, regardless of age, gender, or health status. […]

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