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abstract

  • We develop a oneperiod model of hospital and donor behavior to analyze how insurance for hospital care, various public subsidies, and other factors affect donations to hospitals. Theoretically, increased insurance coverage has an ambiguous effect on private giving. Empirical tests using time series and crosssectional data show that the growth of private insurance and especially the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid substantially reduces private giving to hospitals. Effects of public subsidies for construction depend on whether the subsidy more closely resembles a matching or lumpsum grant. Copyright 1990, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

published proceedings

  • Economic Inquiry

author list (cited authors)

  • SLOAN, F. A., HOERGER, T. J., MORRISEY, M. A., & HASSAN, M.

publication date

  • January 1, 1990 11:11 AM

publisher