Willingness to pay for health insurance in a developing economy. A pilot study of the informal sector of Ghana using contingent valuation.

@article{AsensoOkyere1997WillingnessTP,
  title={Willingness to pay for health insurance in a developing economy. A pilot study of the informal sector of Ghana using contingent valuation.},
  author={W K Asenso-Okyere and Isaac Osei-Akoto and A Anum and Edward Appiah},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={1997},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={223-37}
}
In the midst of high cost of health care both at the macro and micro levels, health insurance becomes a viable alternative for financing health care in Ghana. It is also a way of mobilising private funds for improving health care delivery at the macro level. This study uses a contingent valuation method to assess the willingness of households in the informal sector of Ghana to join and pay premiums for a proposed National Health Insurance scheme. Focus group discussions, in-depth and structured… CONTINUE READING

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