Health Care Financing


Health care systems may be financed in various ways, including through government funding, taxation, out-of-pocket payments, private insurance, and donations or voluntary aid. RAND research explores the effects of corporate and government health care financing policies on such groups as patients, businesses, hospitals, and physician-providers.

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    Carve-In Models for Specialty Behavioral Health Services: Lessons for California

    Many states separate, or "carve out," Medicaid financing of behavioral health services from that for other types of health care, but there has been a recent trend in some states toward "carve-ins": combining financing for behavioral health services with the larger pool of Medicaid-covered services. What lessons do other states' experiences offer for California?

    Feb 11, 2022

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    Understanding Prescription Drug Supply Chains

    The typical stakeholders, relationships, and financial incentives involved in prescription drug supply chains vary depending on the characteristics of a drug and how it reaches patients. Differences in business practices complicate a universal description of drug supply chains.

    Oct 27, 2021

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