The Market for Medical Care: Why You Don’t Know the Price; Why You Don’t Know about Quality; And What Can Be Done about It.
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Introduction: The Lack of Transparency
- Source of the Problem: Third-Party Payment
- Consequences of the Lack of Competition
- Health Markets without Third-Party Payers
- Transparency over the Internet
- Obstacles to Transparency
- Needed Public Policy Changes
- About the Authors
About the Authors
Devon M. Herrick is a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis. He concentrates on such health care issues as Internet-based medicine, health insurance and the uninsured, and pharmaceutical drug issues. His research interests also include managed care, patient empowerment, medical privacy and technology-related issues. Herrick also serves as the Chair of the Health Economics Roundtable of the National Association for Business Economics.
Herrick received a Ph.D. in Political Economy and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Texas at Dallas with a concentration in economic development. He also holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from Oklahoma City University and an M.B.A. from Amber University, as well as a B.S. in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma.
John C. Goodman is the founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis. The National Journal recently dubbed him the "Father of Health Savings Accounts," and he has pioneered research in consumer-driven health care.
Goodman is the author/co-author of eight books and more than 50 published studies on health care policy and other topics. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics from Columbia University. He has taught and done research at several colleges and universities including Columbia University, Stanford University, Dartmouth University, Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas.