Willingness to pay for social health insurance among informal sector workers in Wuhan, China: a contingent valuation study

@article{Brnighausen2007WillingnessTP,
  title={Willingness to pay for social health insurance among informal sector workers in Wuhan, China: a contingent valuation study},
  author={Till B{\"a}rnighausen and Yuanli Liu and Xinping Zhang and Rainer Sauerborn},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={114 - 114}
}
BACKGROUND Most of the about 140 million informal sector workers in urban China do not have health insurance. A 1998 central government policy leaves it to the discretion of municipal governments to offer informal sector workers in cities voluntary participation in a social health insurance for formal sector workers, the so-called 'basic health insurance' (BHI). METHODS We used the contingent valuation method to assess the maximum willingness to pay (WTP) for BHI among informal sector workers… CONTINUE READING
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