Social security health insurance for the informal sector in Nicaragua: a randomized evaluation.

  title={Social security health insurance for the informal sector in Nicaragua: a randomized evaluation.},
  author={Rebecca L. Thornton and Laurel E. Hatt and Erica M. Field and Mursaleena Islam and Freddy Sol{\'i}s Diaz and Martha Azucena Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Health economics},
  volume={19 Suppl},
This article presents the results from an experimental evaluation of a voluntary health insurance program for informal sector workers in Nicaragua. Costs of the premiums as well as enrollment location were randomly allocated. Overall, take-up of the program was low, with only 20% enrollment. Program costs and streamlined bureaucratic procedures were important determinants of enrollment. Participation of local microfinance institutions had a slight negative effect on enrollment. One year later… CONTINUE READING
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