Beyond Survival: Protecting Households from Health Shocks by Christian Baeza, Truman Packard, Fernando Montenegro-torres PDF

By Christian Baeza, Truman Packard, Fernando Montenegro-torres

ISBN-10: 0821365711

ISBN-13: 9780821365717

ISBN-10: 082136572X

ISBN-13: 9780821365724

'Beyond Survival' breaks new floor within the ongoing debate approximately healthiness finance and fiscal safety from the prices of wellbeing and fitness care. The facts and dialogue help the necessity to examine monetary safety, as well as well-being prestige, as a coverage goal while environment priorities for health and wellbeing structures. This e-book reports the Latin American event with wellbeing and fitness reform within the final twenty years and the basics of wellbeing and fitness process financing, utilizing new facts to teach the value and mechanisms that make sure the impoverishing results of overall healthiness occasions (diseases, injuries, and people of the lifestyles cycle). It offers thoughts for coverage makers on how you can shield, and support loved ones to guard themselves,against this impoverishment. The authors use empirical proof from six case experiences commissioned for this document, on Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, and Mexico. This booklet offers coverage makers with a high-quality conceptual foundation for judgements at the contents of essential medical health insurance profit applications, offerings of financing mechanisms, and the jobs of public coverage during this box. 'Beyond Survival' presents an in-depth research of, and organizational possible choices for, possibility pooling and medical insurance for monetary safety. It analyzes the pressing have to expand threat pooling to the casual area, the demanding situations for present social coverage preparations, and techniques for coverage makers to successfully expand hazard pooling to the casual area.

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Under a Beveridge-type arrangement, coverage is universal by definition, and tax collection from the self-employed nonpoor is not important in terms of entitlement for this group. 4 Alternative Risk-Pooling Arrangements In practice, countries use different organizational arrangements for risk pooling Community risksharing arrangements Insurance schemes MOH/NHS Social insurance Single Multiple Multiple competing private insurance Indemnity Managed care MOH=Ministry of health; NHS=national health service.

The Quest for Efficiency and Universal Coverage: Health Sector Reform in LAC The quest for universal coverage and improved efficiency of health systems has dominated LAC reform agendas for two decades. Most countries have attempted major reforms, mainly in revenue collection, risk pooling (including health insurance), and purchasing, but some have also attempted organizational reforms of public health service providers. Several governments have succeeded in implementing these reforms, while many have not yet met their objectives.

B. This category includes household expenditures on private health insurance and other private risk-pooling mechanisms, expenditures of private companies, and private not-for- profit organizations. Sources: PAHO 2002; WHO 2004; Baeza 2002. 31 32 BEYOND SURVIVAL Note 1. The description of the way health systems function uses the terminology first presented in the World Health Report 2000 by the World Health Organization (WHO 2000). The discussion of alternative risk-pooling arrangements and instruments for cross-subsidization is developed mostly from previous work by the STEP Program, run by the International Labor Organization (ILO) (Baeza, Crocco, Núñez, and Shaffer 2002).

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