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Health Insurance Handbook
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ISBN: 1283491834 9786613491831 082138953X 0821389823 Year: 2011

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Many countries that subscribe to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have committed to ensuring access to basic health services for their citizens. Health insurance has been considered and promoted as the major financing mechanism to improve access to health services, as well to provide financial risk protection. In Africa, several countries have already spent scarce time, money, and effort on health insurance initiatives. Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania are just a few of them. However, many of these schemes, both public and private, cover only a small proportion of t

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Health insurance --- Finance.


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Improving Medicare
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ISBN: 1613247680 Year: 2011 Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers,

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Who's buying health care
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ISBN: 1935775529 1461910862 193577574X 9781461910862 Year: 2011 Publisher: Ithaca New Strategist Publications


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Medicaid and treatment for people with substance abuse problems
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ISBN: 1613240449 Year: 2011 Publisher: New York : Nova Science Publishers,


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Fighting for our health : the epic battle to make health care a right in the United States
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ISBN: 1438443498 Year: 2011 Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : Rockefeller Institute Press,


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Health Care Financing and Insurance : Options for Design
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ISBN: 3642107931 9786612971662 1282971662 364210794X Year: 2011 Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,

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As a contribution to the search for suitable and sustainable solutions to finance rising medical care expenditures, the book proposes a typology of healthcare financing and insurance schemes, based on the dimensions of basic vs. supplementary services and mandatory vs. voluntary coverage, to analyse the design and the complex interactions between various financing and insurance arrangements in several OECD countries. This study provides a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the financial and organisational structures of different countries’ healthcare financing and insurance schemes. Its main contributions are the development of a novel and rigorous theoretical framework analysing the economic rationales for the optimal design of healthcare financing and insurance schemes, and an empirical and institutional analysis investigating the consequences for efficiency and affordability of the complex interactions between basic and supplementary sources of financing. The distinction between basic and supplementary health care insurance, and how they are regulated, is of fundamental importance to health care financing. This book makes a welcome contribution to the literature on this subject, providing insights into how the problem is addressed in a number of countries. It will be of considerable interest to a wide variety of scholars and practitioners. James RG Butler, Director, Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health (ACERH), The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia This book offers a detailed analysis of supplementary health insurance and its use in several nations. In doing so, it provides important insights into health insurance reform options relevant to nearly every wealthy nation. Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD, Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor and Director, Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, USA Francesco Paolucci gives an interesting theoretical overview of the rationale for different systems of health care finance, focusing on the interrelationship between mandatory and supplementary or voluntary systems. He illustrates his theoretical arguments with a revealing empirical analysis, taking into account carefully the specific institutional features of the different countries. His analysis is interesting for academics as well as for policy-makers. Erik Schokkaert, Department of Economics, KULeuven, Belgium.


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Health financing in the developing world : supporting countries' search for viable systems
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ISBN: 9789054877752 9054877758 Year: 2011 Publisher: Brussel University Press Antwerp


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Pharmaceutical Reform
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ISBN: 1283292629 9786613292629 0821387715 082138760X Year: 2011 Publisher: Washington World Bank Publications

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This book applies an established analytical framework for health sector reform (Getting Health Reform Right, Oxford, 2004) to the performance problems of the pharmaceutical sector. The book is divided into three sections. The first section presents the basic ideas for analysis. It begins by insisting that reform start with a clear understanding of the performance deficiencies of the current system. Like all priority setting in the public sector, this 'definition of the problem' involves both ethical choices and political processes. Early chapters explain the foundations of these ideas and appl

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