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    The state Medicaid agency has set a rate of $5.50 per visit - Visits provided

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    Please help with the following economics problem.

    The state Medicaid agency has set a rate of $5.50 per visit for all Medicaid enrollees who visit a physician. Each physician also has private paying patients. The demand curve for each physician can be characterized as follows, and physicians can be regarded as individual monopolists.

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    a. If each physician is a profit maximizing provider, how many visits will he/she provide to public and private patients?
    b. What will the number of visits provided be if the Medicaid Agency lowers its rate to $3 per visit, but the demand remains the same?

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    The state Medicaid agency has set a rate of $5.50 per visit for all Medicaid enrollees who visit a physician. Each physician also has private paying patients. The demand curve for each physician can be characterized as follows, and physicians can be regarded as individual monopolists.

    Out of pocket price Quantity of visits ...

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    This solution helps with a problem regarding the state Medicaid Agency. Both calculations and explanations are given.

    $2.19