Private Voluntary Health Insurance in Development: Friend Or Foe?
Alexander S. Preker, Richard M. Scheffler, Mark C. Bassett
World Bank Publications, 2007 - Business & Economics - 424 pages
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.
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