Economics of Hidden-City Pricing
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How Skiplagged Creates Inefficiencies

The Economics of Hidden-City Pricing Hidden-City Pricing which has become infamous recently because United Airlines and Orbitz sued Skiplagged, a website that enables users to find cheaper airfares that did not appear on competing engines’ searches by taking advantage of occasional anomalies in airlines’ pricing algorithms. Hidden-City pricing started when America deregulated air travel in 1978, which led to carriers developing…

The HITECH Act
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The HITECH Act

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) he Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) was a part of the stimulus package (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) passed in 2009. The act allocated $27 billion for the government to spend on “meaningful use” of Healthcare Information Technology….

Introduction to Pharmaeconomics
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Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics

Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics Medications are the most widely used clinical intervention. The U.S. spends more on medications per capita than any other country but hasn’t been able to show better outcomes. History of Major US Drug Policies 1906 – The market is flooded with patent medicines which were sold freely and did not need to…

ACA Health Insurance Exchanges
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ACA Market Challenges

ACA Health Insurance Exchanges The Affordable Care Act created health insurance market exchanges: Makes insurance more competitive Makes it easier for consumers to understand their options Requires everyone to have coverage (reduces risk of adverse selection) Insurance companies have to issue coverage for everyone who applies Have standardized benefits That have no more pre-existing conditions/medical…

Health Insurance
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Health Insurance (Pre-ACA)

Health Insurance (Pre-ACA) Types of Insurance Coverage (non-elderly 2012) Employer Sponsored 58.4% Self-Pay 7.3% Medicaid 17.7% Medicare, Veterans Administration, Other 4.9% None 17.7% efore the Affordable Care Act, there were three types of private insurance markets, which were regulated by the state. Large Groups (most large employers do not buy their own insurance, they are…

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