5064.0 Health Economics: Access to Health Care

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
The four conclusions of this session are as follows: 1.Covering uninsured non-elderly adults either by public program or by private initiative would be highly costly for the society as insurance coverage provision would drive them to take advantage of the benefit 2.Due to the seasonal adjustment of hospital capacity in Florida, there was adequate capacity, overall to provide necessary hospital care for evacuated patients 3.As the number of people without health coverage or with inadequate financial protection grows, pressures will continue to threaten access to needed services and heighten the need for market-wide solutions 4.The study, using logistic regression, examines which physician characteristics, practice characteristics, and other geographic factors, determine whether a physician accepts Medicare or Medicaid and how these compare schemes
Session Objectives: There are four objectives for this session. To: 1.Assess how much it would cost if the currently uninsured population are to be covered by public and private insurance plan 2.Assess hospital capacity as an issue in emergency preparedness 3.Describe the effects of market competition and safety net strategies on access to health services for low income people 4.Develop models that establish determinants of primary care physician participation in Medicare/Medicaid in five states

8:30 AM
Costs of Covering the Uninsured: Projections
Jaeun Shin, PhD and Sangho Moon, PhD
8:45 AM
Hospital Capacity, Capability, and Emergency Prepardeness
Vivian Grace Valdmanis, PhD, Patrick Bernet, PhD and James Moises, MD
9:00 AM
Responses of safety net providers to profit-driven competition and their effects on access
Aaron Katz, CPH, Robert E. Hurley, PhD, Laurie Felland, MS, Peter Cunningham, PhD, Gloria Bazzoli, PhD, Nicole Kemper, MPH and Johanna Lauer, BA

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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