Date of Award
Director of Thesis
Dr. Robert Rhinehart
Dr. George Handy
The modern landscape of the U.S. healthcare economy is a culmination of many decades of debate and growth. The system of health insurance coverage in the United States allows millions of Americans to participate in the delivery and access to care, while keeping millions out. Health insurance coverage, the availability of pharmaceuticals, and hospital billing practices are factors that affect the level of access to care. Healthcare has developed into a complex system with various stakeholders who act on their own incentives. Encouraging rational pricing for health care services is an important step toward ensuring access to care for everyone (Dusetzina, Basch, & Keating, 2015).
Jerin, Bryce A., "Health Insurance Coverage and Factors that Affect Access to Healthcare" (2020). Senior Theses. 345.