Program Overview

This program will review foundational models of the demand for health and medical care and how the demand for medical care is affected by health insurance. The RAND health insurance experiment will be discussed also with more recent empirical studies. The evolution of health care provider and insurance markets in the United States will be discussed, focusing on how changes in insurance payment mechanisms and consolidation in both provider and insurer markets have affected access to care and health care costs.

Who Attends

Health Insurance Plan Managers, Hospital and Health Network Administrators, State Health Program Managers, or Corporate Health Benefits Managers.

Impact & Benefits

  • Gain an understanding of the basic characteristics of the demand for health care and the impact of health insurance on the utilization of medical care and medical care costs.
  • Understand how health care markets have evolved over time and the consequences for health care costs.


Chad Meyerhoefer, Ph.D.