Health Policy Workshop "Can health insurance competition work?"
Friday June 5th, NZa, CPB and TILEC will organize a Health Policy Workshop "Can health insurance competition work?"
Time: NOTE! 13.00-17.30 hours
Location: NOTE! Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Apollozaal, Parnassusplein 5, The Hague.
Speakers: Prof. Liran Einav of Stanford University, USA, Prof. Jan Boone of Tilburg University, The Netherlands and Ernst van Koesveld, Director Health Insurance of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
Registration required (also for CPB employees): until May 29th via https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tilec/events/event-seventh-health-policy-workshop.htm
Workshop information: the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), The Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa), and the Tilburg Law and Economics Center of Tilburg University (TILEC) jointly organize a series of 'Health Policy Workshops'. These workshops cover relevant and highly debated topics in health care, and provide a platform for knowledge exchange and discussion between policy makers and researchers working in this field.
In 2006, a new health care system with regulated competition was implemented in the Netherlands in which competing health insurers buy care on behalf of their consumers. The goal of this reform was to improve the efficiency in the health care sector. After almost ten years, it is time to evaluate our health care system and decide whether it has been a success.
Several questions will be discussed during the workshop:
- Did health insurers take up their role of stimulating providers to become more efficient?
- Do savings in the health care sector end up by consumers?
- What policies should be considered to increase efficiency in the health care sector?
- What are good instrument for the government to control health care expenditure without decreasing incentives for efficiency?
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