The “Universal” in UHC and Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme: policy and implementation challenges and dilemmas of a lower middle income country

@inproceedings{Agyepong2016TheI,
  title={The “Universal” in UHC and Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme: policy and implementation challenges and dilemmas of a lower middle income country},
  author={Irene Akua Agyepong and Daniel Nana Yaw Abankwah and Angela Abroso and ChangBae Chun and Joseph Nii Otoe Dodoo and Shinye Lee and Sylvester A Mensah and Mariam Musah and Adwoa Tweneboaah Twum and Juwhan Oh and Jinha Park and DoogHoon Yang and Kijong Yoon and Nathaniel Otoo and Francis Mensah Asenso-Boadi},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundDespite universal population coverage and equity being a stated policy goal of its NHIS, over a decade since passage of the first law in 2003, Ghana continues to struggle with how to attain it. The predominantly (about 70 %) tax funded NHIS currently has active enrolment hovering around 40 % of the population. This study explored in-depth enablers and barriers to enrolment in the NHIS to provide lessons and insights for Ghana and other low and middle income countries (LMIC) into… CONTINUE READING
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