Heterogeneity in the effect of public health insurance on catastrophic out-of-pocket health expenditures: the case of Mexico.

@article{Grogger2015HeterogeneityIT,
  title={Heterogeneity in the effect of public health insurance on catastrophic out-of-pocket health expenditures: the case of Mexico.},
  author={Jeffrey T Grogger and Tamara Arnold and Ana Sof{\'i}a Le{\'o}n and Alejandro Ome},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={
          593-9
        }
}
Low- and middle-income countries increasingly provide broad-based public health coverage to their residents. One of the goals of such programmes is to reduce the extent to which beneficiaries incur catastrophic out-of-pocket expenditures on health care. A recent field experiment showed that on average Mexico's new public insurance programme reduced such expenditures in rural areas. Our reanalysis of that data, augmented with administrative data on health infrastructure, shows that this effect… CONTINUE READING
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