Private health insurance: implications for developing countries.

@article{Sekhri2005PrivateHI,
  title={Private health insurance: implications for developing countries.},
  author={Neelam K Sekhri and William D. Savedoff},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2005},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={127-34}
}
Private health insurance is playing an increasing role in both high- and low-income countries, yet is poorly understood by researchers and policy-makers. This paper shows that the distinction between private and public health insurance is often exaggerated since well regulated private insurance markets share many features with public insurance systems. It notes that private health insurance preceded many modern social insurance systems in western Europe, allowing these countries to develop the… CONTINUE READING
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