HEALTHCARE REFORM A STUDY OF NATIONAL COVERAGE

Open Access
Author:
Crell, Brett
Area of Honors:
Finance
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Laura B Field, Thesis Supervisor
  • James Alan Miles, Faculty Reader
  • James Alan Miles, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • national coverage
Abstract:
This paper will examine health care reform, its place in American history and struggle to reconcile the battle between costs and coverage while maintaining quality. America is a society that has built itself around one core concept – competition. The question I pose in this paper is, “Does the new health care bill and or a public option increase competition?” I will evaluate this by conducting an event study that takes the 10 largest publicly traded managed care companies, and analyzing their stocks’ returns and reactions to news events surrounding the recent health care reform bill. Let the market decide.