overinsured for medical services.
Mark Pauly (1968) and others have argued that society wastes a large chunk of its resources because people are overinsured for medical services. Others argue that, on the contrary, there is too little health insurance in the United States, pointing to the universal systems in most other countries. The first group typically argues in favor of significant patient sharing requirements, while the latter group often favors lower levels of cost sharing. Which of these two positions do you find more convincing, and why?