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dc.contributor.advisorHenderson, David R.
dc.contributor.authorStratman, Scott A.
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:18:16Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:18:16Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44677
dc.description.abstractIn 2014, CBO reported health care expenditures consumed nearly 10 percent of the overall defense budget in 2012, up from 4 percent in 1990. Jansen, of the Congressional Research Service, noted in 2014 that moral hazard is considered one of the drivers of these increased costs; moral hazard results from lower out-of-pocket expenses. Adjustments to the administration of health benefits within DOD may reduce the DHP budget. Implementation of a basic allowance for health care (BAHC) for active duty dependents and retirees to use with a high deductible health plan (HDHP) and health savings account may provide incentives to use more cost-effective levels of care. The price elasticity of demand for health care is used to determine potential savings as the result of increased costs associated with the HDHP. The implementation of a BAHC is also examined from the point of view of the beneficiary to evaluate how they might respond to the changing incentives. This research found that while the plans are likely to invoke behavioral responses among beneficiaries and reduce moral hazard, unless they are widely adopted throughout the DOD they are unlikely to generate substantial cost savings as a percentage of current levels of spending.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/economicnalysiso1094544677
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleEconomic analysis of a basic allowance for health care for active duty and retired members of the armed forcesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderCandreva, Philip J.
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authortricareen_US
dc.subject.authorhigh deductible health planen_US
dc.subject.authorhealth savings accounten_US
dc.subject.authorbasic allowance for health careen_US
dc.subject.authorbenefitsen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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