This paper discusses competitive‐bidding systems for indigent medical care. Theoretical and empirical research which applies to the specific characteristics of these systems is limited. In particular, it is not clear which set of bidding rules would result in the lowest program costs for the state. Effectively implementing competitive bidding is difficult, given the ambiguity of available research results, since such bidding creates the appearance that policymakers have relinquished budgetary control.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Contemporary Economic Policy|
|State||Published - Dec 1984|