Private Voluntary Health Insurance In Development

Author by : Alexander S. Preker
Language : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : Private voluntary health insurance already plays an important role in the health sector of many low and middle income countries. The book reviews the context under which private insurance could contribute to an improvement in the financial sustainability of the health sector, financial protection against the costs of illness, household income smoothing, access to care, and market productivity. This volume is the third in aseries of in-depth reviews of the role of health care financing in providing access for low-income populations to needed healthcare, protecting them from the impoverishing effects of illness, and addressing the important issues of social exclusion in government financed programs.


Private Voluntary Health Insurance

Author by : Greg Brunner
Language : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : This book aims to help countries design and implement a legal framework for a viable private health insurance market, with rationale for insurance regulation, institutions involved, and standards and protections used in regulating private health insurance.


Handbook Of Micro Health Insurance In Africa

Author by : Hans Jürgen Rösner
Language : en
Publisher by : LIT Verlag Münster
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Description : Micro health insurance is an emerging concept to reduce poverty and social exclusion and improve health care access. The Handbook of Micro Health Insurance in Africa gives an overview of the challenges and needs in the field of micro health insurance. Focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa, where universal social health protection still has a way to go, the Handbook provides an introduction to the relatively new and promising approach of micro insurance as a risk management tool for low-income households, between the market, self-help, and the state. This book is an output of the project Pro MHI Africa, which is funded by the European Union and directed by the University of Cologne in cooperation with the University of Botswana, the University of Ghana, and the University of Malawi. (Series: Social Protection in Health. Challenges, Needs and Solutions in International Health Care Financing - Vol. 1)


Global Marketplace For Private Health Insurance

Author by : Alexander S. Preker
Language : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : Financial protection against the cost of illness and inclusion of vulnerable groups will require better mobilization and use of private means. Private voluntary health insurance already plays an important role in mobilizing additional resources to the health sector and protecting against the catastrophic cost of illness in some countries. This review explores the context under which private voluntary health insurance could contribute to an improvement in the sustainability of the health sector and financial protection in other countries.


The Oxford Handbook Of Health Economics

Author by : Sherry Glied
Language : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This book provides an engaging, comprehensive review of health economics, with a focus on policy implications in the developed and developing world. Authoritative, but non-technical, it stresses the wide reach of the discipline - across nations, health systems, and areas within health and medical care.


Health Care Politics And Policy In America

Author by : Kant Patel
Language : en
Publisher by : M.E. Sharpe
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Description : Fully updated for this new edition, Health Care Politics and Policy in America combines background and context for the evolution of U.S. health care policy with analysis of recent trends and current issues. The book introduces public policy students to the complex array of health care issues, and health care professionals to the study of public policy. It provides comprehensive coverage of policy issues related to health care at the federal, state, and provider/patient levels, from Medicare and Medicaid funding and managed care to medical liability law and ongoing debates over the beginning of life and end-of-life decisions. Health Care Politics and Policy in America successfully integrates political, ethical, economic, legal, technological, and medical factors in an issue-focused survey of U.S. health care policy. It includes a chronology of health care-policy-related events and legislation from 1798 through 2005, and an appendix comparing medical malpractice tort laws state-by-state.


Scaling Up Affordable Health Insurance

Author by : Alexander S. Preker
Language : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : This book presents an in-depth review 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.


Health Economics

Author by : Barbara McPake
Language : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Beginning with a look into simple models of supply and demand within health care, this key text moves on to techniques of cost-benefit analysis, and then compares differing health care systems around the world. Featuring an array of case studies based on systems from around the world, the book successfully bridges the divide between the insurance-based system employed in the United States, the publicly-funded options more common in Europe and Canada, and the mixed arrangements characteristic of most developing countries. This informative textbook, essential for students on the ever-growing number of health economics courses internationally, will also be useful in other areas, such as public health studies, medicine and health science.


Health Insurance In Developing Countries

Author by : Aviva Ron
Language : en
Publisher by : International Labour Organization
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Description : This volume describes the evolution of the social security approach to health insurance, from the first initiatives in Europe to the adaptation of the concept in other parts of the world. It then focuses on benefits and financing, and on the inter-relationship between the social security system and government agencies, particularly those dealing with health.; A concise review of the mechanisms involved in both the delivery of health services and providing payment is followed by an analysis of current administrative issues. The second part contains country profiles of health care programmes in.