Social Health Insurance: Key Factors Affecting the Transition Towards Universal Coverage

  title={Social Health Insurance: Key Factors Affecting the Transition Towards Universal Coverage},
  author={Guy Carrin and Chris D. James},
  journal={Development Economics},
  • G. Carrin, C. James
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Development Economics
Several low- and middle-income countries are interested in extending their existing health insurance for specific groups to eventually cover their entire populations. For those countries interested in such an extension, it is important to understand the factors that affect the transition from incomplete to universal coverage. This paper analyses the experience of eight countries in the implementation of social health insurance. It highlights the importance of the socioeconomic and political… 
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