Articles Tagged ‘Health Insurance - African Health Economics and Policy Association’

    “Mind the Gap” in Children's Health Insurance Coverage: Does the Length of a Child's Coverage Gap Matter?

    Title “Mind the Gap” in Children's Health Insurance Coverage: Does the Length of a Child's Coverage Gap Matter?
    Year 2008
    Author J. E. DeVoe, A. Graham, L. Krois, J. Smith and G. L. Fairbrother
    DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ambp.2007.10.003
    URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S153015670700216X
    Journal Ambulatory Pediatrics
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Abstract
    Classification Health Insurance

     

    “To enrol or not to enrol?”: A qualitative investigation of demand for health insurance in rural West Africa

    Title “To enrol or not to enrol?”: A qualitative investigation of demand for health insurance in rural West Africa
    Year  
    Author M. De Allegri, M. Sanon and R. Sauerborn
    DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.036
    URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027795360500417X
    Journal Social Science & Medicine
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Full Text
    Classification Health Insurance

     

    A comparison of single- and multi-payer health insurance systems and options for reform

    Title A comparison of single- and multi-payer health insurance systems and options for reform
    Year 2003
    Author P. Hussey and G. F. Anderson
    DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-8510(03)00050-2
    URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851003000502
    Journal Health Policy
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Full Text
    Classification Health Insurance

    A perverse ‘net’ effect? Health insurance and ex-ante moral hazard in Ghana

    Title A perverse ‘net’ effect? Health insurance and ex-ante moral hazard in Ghana
    Year 2012
    Author Z. Yilma, L. van Kempen and T. de Hoop
    DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.02.035
    URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953612002213
    Journal Social Science & Medicine
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Full Text
    Classification Health insurance

     

    A qualitative study of the difficulties in reaching sustainable universal health insurance coverage in Iran

    Title A qualitative study of the difficulties in reaching sustainable universal health insurance coverage in Iran
    Year 2011
    Author H. Ibrahimipour, M.-R. Maleki, R. Brown, M. Gohari, I. Karimi and R. Dehnavieh
    DOI 10.1093/heapol/czq084
    URL http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/26/6/485.abstract
    Journal Health Policy and Planning
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Full Text
    Classification Health insurance

     

    Abortion Rates and Universal Health Care

    Title Abortion Rates and Universal Health Care
    Year 2010
    Author P. Whelan
    DOI 10.1056/NEJMp1002985
    URL http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1002985
    Journal New England Journal of Medicine
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Full Text
    Classification Health insurance; access
    Abstract Among the most nettlesome obstacles in the yearlong debate over increasing the accessibility and affordability of health insurance has been the question of what effect health care reform legislation would have on the incidence of abortion. The recent experience in Massachusetts suggests that universal health care coverage has been associated with a decrease in the number of abortions performed, despite public and private funding of abortion that is substantially more liberal than the provisions of the federal legislation currently under consideration by Congress. Parties on both sides of the national debate on this issue, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, reached an in-formal consensus early last year that reform should maintain as nearly as possible the status quo, which mostly keeps the federal

     

    Achieving universal health coverage goals in Thailand: the vital role of strategic purchasing

    Title Achieving universal health coverage goals in Thailand: the vital role of strategic purchasing
    Year 2014
    Author V. Tangcharoensathien, S. Limwattananon, W. Patcharanarumol, J. Thammatacharee, P. Jongudomsuk and S. Sirilak
    DOI 10.1093/heapol/czu120
    URL http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/11/05/heapol.czu120.abstract
    Journal Health Policy and Planning
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Full Text
    Classification Health insurance; other complementary UHC initiatives

     

    Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria One State at a Time: A Public-Private Partnership Community-Based Health Insurance Model

    Title Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria One State at a Time: A Public-Private Partnership Community-Based Health Insurance Model
    Year 2013
    Author S. Onno and E. Gustafsson-Wright
    DOI  
    URL http://uhcforward.org/sites/uhcforward.org/files/Brookings_Nigeria.pdf
    Journal  
    Document Type Working Paper
    Document Availability Full Text
    Classification Health insurance

     

    Achieving universal health coverage through voluntary insurance: what can we learn from the experience of Lao PDR?

    Title Achieving universal health coverage through voluntary insurance: what can we learn from the experience of Lao PDR?
    Year 2013
    Author S. Alkenbrack, B. Jacobs and M. Lindelow
    DOI  
    URL http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/13/521
    Journal BMC Health Services Research
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Full Text
    Classification Health insurance

     

    Advancing the application of systems thinking in health: provider payment and service supply behaviour and incentives in the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme - a systems approach

    Title Advancing the application of systems thinking in health: provider payment and service supply behaviour and incentives in the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme - a systems approach
    Year 2014
    Author I. Agyepong, G. Aryeetey, J. Nonvignon, F. Asenso-Boadi, H. Dzikunu, E. Antwi, D. Ankrah, C. Adjei-Acquah, R. Esena, M. Aikins and D. Arhinful
    DOI  
    URL http://www.health-policy-systems.com/content/12/1/35
    Journal Health Research Policy and Systems
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Full Text
    Classification Policy, health insurance

     

    An exploratory study of the policy process and early implementation of the free NHIS coverage for pregnant women in Ghana

    Title An exploratory study of the policy process and early implementation of the free NHIS coverage for pregnant women in Ghana
    Year 2013
    Author S. Witter, B. Garshong and V. Ridde
    DOI  
    URL http://www.equityhealthj.com/content/12/1/16
    Journal International Journal for Equity in Health
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Full Text
    Classification Policy; Health Insurance

     

    An impact evaluation of medical insurance for poor in Georgia: preliminary results and policy implications

    Title An impact evaluation of medical insurance for poor in Georgia: preliminary results and policy implications
    Year 2015
    Author G. Gotsadze, A. Zoidze, N. Rukhadze, N. Shengelia and N. Chkhaidze
    DOI 10.1093/heapol/czu095
    URL http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/30/suppl_1/i2.abstract
    Journal Health Policy and Planning
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Abstract
    Classification Health insurance

     

    An Overview of Healthy System and Insurance in Rwanda

    Title An Overview of Healthy System and Insurance in Rwanda
    Year 2014
    Author S. Letitan
    DOI  
    URL http://www.dbpia.co.kr/Journal/ArticleDetail/3535796
    Journal DBPia
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Abstract
    Classification Health insurance
    Abstract In many African countries a considerable proportion of the population faces problems of financial access to essential health care services. This holds especially true for the informal sector and people living in rural area. This holds especially true for the informal sector and people living in rural areas. In order to enhance care coverage and provide financial protection against impoverishment due to the costs of catastrophic illness, the Government of Rwanda has implemented several financing mechanisms. Apart from social health insurance schemes covering employees in the formal public and private sector, a community-based health insurance was established to improve access and offer financial protection to the majority of the Rwanda population working in the informal sector. In addition to the Community-Based health Insurance Policy, the present policy has been elaborated to provide a comprehensive guiding framework for a National Health Insurance system in Rwanda. Among the measures proposed is the creation of an overarching health insurance council that will take on an advisory and coordination role for all insurance mechanisms as well as the strengthening of partnerships between public and private institutions. By looking at the wider social health protection perspective it is hoped to fill current gaps in coverage and link the existing mechanisms more effectively. The mutual health insurance (Mutuelle de Sante) system in Rwanda is one of the most extensive community based health insurance schemes operated in Sub-Saharan Africa covering over 90% of the population. Several studies, so far, have documented the success of the Mutuelle de Sante in addressing the two prime objectives of health insurance in a low-income setting, namely to increase access to health care and to reduce the burden of catastrophic health spending particularly for the poorer groups of society.

     

    Another health insurance gap: Gaining and losing coverage among natives and immigrants at older ages

    Title Another health insurance gap: Gaining and losing coverage among natives and immigrants at older ages
    Year 2014
    Author A. M. Reyes and M. Hardy
    DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.10.001
    URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X13001361
    Journal Social Science Research
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Abstract
    Classification Health Insurance

     

    Assessing barriers to health insurance and threats to equity in comparative perspective: The Health Insurance Access Database

    Title Assessing barriers to health insurance and threats to equity in comparative perspective: The Health Insurance Access Database
    Year 2012
    Author World Health Assembly (WHA)
    DOI  
    URL http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/107
    Journal BMC Health Services Research
    Document Type Journal Article
    Document Availability Full Text
    Classification health insurance; equity

     

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