Saturday, 18 May 2019

Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance: Strength in Numbers

Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance: Strength in Numbers by Alexander S. Preker, Peter Zweifel, Onno Schellekens pdf free download.
Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance: Strength in Numbers is the fourth volume in a series of in-depth reviews on the role of health care financing in improving access for low-income populations to needed care, protecting them from the impoverishing effects of illness, and addressing the important issues of social exclusion in government financed programs. In an earlier volume, Health Financing for Poor People: Resource Mobilization and Risk Sharing, the editors Alexander S. Preker and Guy Carrin presented work from a World Bank review of the role of community financing schemes in reaching the poor in outlying rural areas or inner city slums. Most community financing schemes have evolved under severe economic constraints, political instability, and lack of good governance. Government taxation capacity is usually weak in poor countries, formal mechanisms of social protection for vulnerable populations absent, and government oversight of the informal health sector lacking.

Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance: Strength in Numbers contributes to this agenda by reviewing the global experience on private voluntary health insurance and providing new ideas and opportunities for countries that are at an earlier stage in their health systems development path.

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