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

Author/Editor: Markova, Nora
Authorized for Distribution: December 1, 2006
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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.
 
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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  
    Published:   December 1, 2006        
    ISBN/ISSN:   1934-7073   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2006285   Pages:   39
    Price:   US$18.00 (Academic Rate: US$18.00 )
       
     
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