ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Publicly-Financed Health Insurance Schemes

This article stresses that any impact assessment of health insurance schemes is sensitive to the methodology as well as the data used for analysis. It is based on two recent studies evaluating the impact of publicly-fi nanced health insurance schemes on benefi ciaries.

Eliciting Health Insurance Benefit Choices of Low Income Groups

An appropriate scheme of health insurance must respond to clients' priorities, yet cover a finite and affordable benefit package. A variety of methods have been developed so far to engage the public in prioritising services. This paper deals with a plan that allows variably educated populations who are inexperienced with health insurance to pick health benefits. The decision exercise reported here enhances popular understanding (1) that even within a limited premium there is a choice of different package compositions; and (2) that the level of the premium determines the expectation of coverage by health insurance.
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