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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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