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What Money Cannot Buy: A Legislative Response To C.Rac.K., Adam B. Wolf Dec 1999

What Money Cannot Buy: A Legislative Response To C.Rac.K., Adam B. Wolf

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity (C.R.A.C.K.) is an organization that pays current or former drug addicts $200 to be sterilized. While generating great public controversy, C.R.A.C.K. is expanding rapidly throughout the country. Its clients are disproportionately poor women of color, who are coerced by the offer of money into permanently relinquishing their reproductive rights. This Note argues that C.R.A.C.K. is a program of eugenical sterilization that cannot be tolerated. Moreover, C.R.A.C.K. further violates settled national public policy by offensively commodifying the ill-commodifiable, by demeaning ...


The Competitive Impact Of Small Group Health Insurance Reform Laws, Mark A. Hall Jul 1999

The Competitive Impact Of Small Group Health Insurance Reform Laws, Mark A. Hall

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

This Article reports on findings from an extensive study of small group health insurance market reforms in seven states, enacted during the early 1990s. After summarizing the content and purpose of these reforms, this evaluation focuses on the impact these reforms have had on the nature and degree of market competition. The principal findings are: (1) small group health insurance markets are highly competitive, both in price and in product innovation and diversity; (2) although some insurers have left some or all of these states in part because of these reforms, an ample number of active competitors remain, even in ...


Accountable Managed Care: Should We Be Careful What We Wish For?, David A. Hyman Jul 1999

Accountable Managed Care: Should We Be Careful What We Wish For?, David A. Hyman

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Managed care is exceedingly unpopular of late. Many people believe that the problem is managed care organizations (MCOs) are unaccountable. Indeed, for many people, the creation of tort-based accountability for MCOs is the touchstone for assessing legislative "reform." The case for tort-based accountability is actually quite complex, and the merits of tort-based accountability cannot be resolved with sound bites and bad anecdotes. Tort-based accountability has both costs and benefits, and little attention has been paid to the extent to which alternatives to tort-based accountability are found in existing institutional arrangements.

This Article systematically considers the extent to which alternatives to ...


Competing On Quality Of Care: The Need To Develop A Competition Policy For Health Care Markets, William M. Sage, Peter J. Hammer Jul 1999

Competing On Quality Of Care: The Need To Develop A Competition Policy For Health Care Markets, William M. Sage, Peter J. Hammer

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

As American health care moves from a professionally dominated to a market-dominated model, concerns have been voiced that competition, once unleashed, will focus on price to the detriment of quality. Although quality has been extensively analyzed in health services research, the role of quality in competition policy has not been elucidated. While economists may theorize about non-price competition, courts in antitrust cases often follow simpler models of competition based on price and output, either ignoring quality as a competitive dimension or assuming that it will occur in tandem with price competition. This unsystematic approach is inadequate for the formulation of ...