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The 1922 Japanese Health Insurance Law: Medical Association

  • Yoneyuki Sugita
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Abstract

This chapter analyzes the relationship between the government and the Japan Medical Association in a corporatist framework consisting of the government as a coordinator, big business, and the Japan Medical Association as a specialized interest group. The research questions this chapter addresses are: (1) How was the Japan Medical Association incorporated in the corporatist framework? and (2) How did the incorporation of the Japan Medical Association affect the development of the Health Insurance. My hypotheses are: (A) The Japan Medical Association was incorporated into the corporatist framework in such a way that bestowed economic gains and the legal authority to control private practitioners on the Japan Medical Association; and (B) the Japan Medical Association lost its independent status, became a special interest group, and played an important role in making a step toward eliminating the insurance nature of the social insurance.

Keywords

Government-Managed Health Insurance Association-Managed Health Insurance Corporatist framework Great Japan Medical Association Japan Medical Association Group free-choice principle Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Osaka UniversityOsakaJapan

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