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

 
Author/Editor: Markova, Nora
 
Publication Date: December 01, 2006
 
Electronic Access: Free Full text (PDF file size is 904KB).
Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file

 
Disclaimer: This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate
 
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(s): Health care | Bulgaria | Public finance | Insurance | Income distribution | Social indicators | Poverty | Economic models

Author's Keyword(s): Health care financing | equity in health care financing | income inequality | redistribution
 
English
Publication Date: December 01, 2006
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2006285 Pages: 39
Price:
US$18.00 (Academic Rate:
US$18.00 )
 
 
Please address any questions about this title to publications@imf.org