How Does the Introduction of Health Insurance Change the Equity of Health Care Provision in Bulgaria?

Author/Editor:

Nora K Markova

Publication Date:

December 1, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The study examines the effect of health care reform in Bulgaria in 1999 on the equity of health care financing. It explores the distribution of different types of health care financing by income. Furthermore, it separates the financial and social reasons for these differences, dividing them into economic and social inequalities. It suggests a method of distinguishing between financially based and "exclusion based" reasons for having progressive/regressive health care financing. Moreover, it looks at the social factors that shape health expenditure patterns and identifies those social characteristics that lead to exclusion from the health care system.

Series:

Working Paper No. 06/285

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451865455/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006285

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

39

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