1- What are the similarities between Medicare and Medicaid? What are the differe


1- What are the similarities between Medicare and Medicaid? What are the differences?
2- What is meant by market failure? What is the potential role of government in each instance of market failure found in the health care sector?
3- Explain why it is often claimed that hospitals compete for doctors rather than patients.
4- In 2004, Congressman Dennis Kucinich proposed the Free Market Drug Act. This legislation would have removed patent protection on drugs developed with public funds and given control over pharmaceutical R&D to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Evaluate this type of proposal in terms of the effects on price, competition, and level of innovation.
5-If you were part of the City Council, what would you propose to increase community social capital?
6- It is important to compare items under the rubric of “all else equal.” What crucial factors must be adjusted when comparing health expenditures across countries?


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