Cost-control measure

Briefly describe a cost-control measure from another country and discuss the following:

Explain the type of cost control measure (compare to specific types in the cost readings)
and 2) the policy tool or government power that it uses (from class discussion of policy tools).
3) Explain how it fits with the type of health system that exists in that country (specific types of health systems on course slide) – why is it a fit for that kind of system?
4) Compare or contrast this measure to a measure in the Affordable Care Act designed to reduce costs.


Bodenheimer TS, Grumbach K, “Chapter 8. Painful versus Painless Cost Control” (Chapter). Bodenheimer TS, Grumbach K: Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach, 7e   (Links to an external site.)
Bodenheimer TS, Grumbach K,  (Links to an external site.)“Chapter 9 Mechanisms for Controlling Costs” (Chapter). Bodenheimer TS, Grumbach K: Understandin