Refer to the figure that shows the market for U.S. health care. Other things equal, which of the following would shift the supply curve for medical care from S 1 to S 2 ?

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A.  Greater reliance on skilled nurses rather than physicians.
B.  Higher insurance copayments and deductibles.
C.  Higher physician fees.
D.  Higher medical malpractice insurance premiums.

ANSWER:

A.  Greater reliance on skilled nurses rather than physicians.