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Health insurance reform in four Latin American countries

Jack, William

Health insurance reform in four Latin American countries

theory and practice

by Jack, William

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Published by World Bank, Policy Research Dissemination Center in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Argentina.,
  • Brazil.,
  • Chile.,
  • Colombia.
    • Subjects:
    • Health care reform -- Argentina,
    • Health care reform -- Brazil,
    • Health care reform -- Chile,
    • Health care reform -- Colombia,
    • Insurance, Health -- Argentina,
    • Insurance, Health -- Brazil,
    • Insurance, Health -- Chile,
    • Insurance, Health -- Colombia,
    • Medical policy -- Argentina,
    • Medical policy -- Brazil,
    • Medical policy -- Chile,
    • Medical policy -- Colombia

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWilliam Jack
      SeriesPolicy research working paper ;, 2492, Policy Research Working Papers ;, 2492.
      ContributionsWorld Bank. Development Research Group. Public Economics.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHG3881.5.W57
      The Physical Object
      FormatElectronic resource
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3669310M
      LC Control Number2002616145

        Over the past three decades, many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have recognized health as a human right. Since the early s, 46 million more people in the countries studied are covered by health programs with explicit entitlements to care. Reforms have been accompanied by a rise in public spending for. An expat in Mexico about to turn 60 explains why he and other expats prefer to get health care in Latin America than in the United States.

      The reform builds on earlier and ongoing experiences in other Latin American countries such as Chile and Colombia, where the expansion of insurance coverage was a driving force, and for these.   The average health expenditure (as a percentage of GDP) of Latin American countries is %, but there is a high variability in both the expenditure and per capita income in each country (Figure 1). At the same time, the average investment in public health is below that of First World countries (Figure 2).

      During the twentieth century most Latin American countries created traditional social health insurance systems, which evolved into a particular type of extended social health insurance system in. Health insurance reform in four Latin American countries: theory and practice Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank View citations (8) Controlling Risk Selction Incentives when Health Insurance Contracts are Endogenous Working Papers, Australian National University - Department of Economics View citations (3).


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Health insurance reform in four Latin American countries by Jack, William Download PDF EPUB FB2

Health insurance reforms in four Latin American countries are then considered in light of the insights provided by the theoretical literature. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia have reformed the ways health insurance and health care are organized and delivered, have extended formal coverage to previously marginalized groups, and have tried to finance this extension fairly.

Each has reformed health insurance differently. The author examines public economics rationales for public intervention in health insurance markets, draws on the literature of organizational design to examine alternative intervention strategies, and considers health insurance reforms in four Latin American countries -- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia -- in light of the theoretical literature.

Download Citation | Health Insurance Reform in Four Latin American Countries: Theory and Practice | Summary Recent debate on the reasons for the informal sector has led to renewed focus on how to. Health insurance reform in four Latin American countries: theory and practice (English)Cited by:   Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia have reformed the ways health insurance and health care are organized and delivered, have extended formal coverage to previously marginalized groups, and have tried to finance this extension fairly.

Each has reformed health insurance by:   Health Insurance Reform Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and in Four Latin American Colombia have reformed the ways health insurance and care are organized and delivered, have extended formal coverage to previously Theory and Practice marginalized groups, and have tried to finance this extension fairly.

Each has. This paper is concerned with health policy issues in Latin American countries, with emphasis on the changes that health systems need to introduce to meet the health needs resulting from the demographic and epidemiological transitions.

To illustrate these policy issues, three country cases are analyzed here: Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. splits, and regulation of competition. Health insurance reforms in four Latin American countries are then considered in light of the insights provided by the theoretical literature.

Health care expenses and lost labor earnings due to illness—not to mention the di-rect effects of feeling lousy and dying young—represent a major source of risk. Abstract The process of health care reform benefits tremendously from comparing characteristics and performance across nations.

This paper studies market-oriented health insurance reforms in three Latin American countries: Argentina, Chile and Colombia. Challenges and opportunities of the Latin American insurance market Low penetration compared to other regions makes the growth of the insurance market in Latin America slow, and product innovation is main factors that have made penetration low are the low income of the population and the lack of confidence in the financial system.

Health-system reform and universal health coverage in Latin America (English) Abstract. Starting in the late s, many Latin American countries began social sector reforms to alleviate poverty, reduce socioeconomic inequalities, improve health.

Most Latin American countries are now attempting the radical reform of their healthcare financing and delivery systems. In many cases, these reforms complement and contribute to broader neo-liberal. (10)Pan American Health Organization, Brasília, Brazil. (11)National School of Public Health, Havana, Cuba.

Starting in the late s, many Latin American countries began social sector reforms to alleviate poverty, reduce socioeconomic inequalities, improve health outcomes, and provide financial risk protection.

Lloyd-Sherlock, P., ‘Health care financing, reform and equity in Argentina: past and present’, in P. Lloyd-Sherlock (ed.) Sickening for change: health policy and equity in Latin America, Institute of Latin American Studies, London, Google Scholar.

Summary Starting in the late s, many Latin American countries began social sector reforms to alleviate poverty, reduce socioeconomic inequalities, improve health. Data and research on health including biotechnology, cancer, health care, health spending, health insurance, fitness, dementia, disability, obesity, smoking, genetics and mortality., Health at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean presents key indicators on health and health systems in 33 Latin America and the Caribbean countries.

This first Health at a Glance publication to cover the. Health insurance reforms in four Latin American countries are then considered in light of the insights provided by the theoretical literature Year: OAI identifier: oai:   Starting in the late s, many countries in Latin America began social sector reforms to alleviate poverty and reduce socioeconomic inequalities, including reforms in the s to strengthen health systems and introduce universal health coverage.

Latin American countries share many economic, political, social, and cultural similarities, but. Brazil is a populous high/middle-income country, characterized by deep economic and social inequalities. Like most other Latin American nations, Brazil constructed a health system that included, on the one hand, public health programs and, on the other, social insurance healthcare for those working in the formal sector.

This study analyzes the political struggles surrounding the. Data and research on health including biotechnology, cancer, health care, health spending, health insurance, fitness, dementia, disability, obesity, smoking, genetics and mortality., Health spending in Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) was about USD 1, per person inonly ¼ of what was spent in OECD countries (adjusted for purchasing power).Starting in the late s, many Latin American countries began social sector reforms to alleviate poverty, reduce socioeconomic inequalities, improve health outcomes, and provide financial risk protection.

In particular, starting in the s, reforms aimed at strengthening health systems to reduce inequalities in health access and outcomes focused on expansion of universal health coverage.Series Vol Ma Universal health coverage in Latin America 1 Health-system reform and universal health coverage in Latin America Rifat Atun, Luiz Odorico Monteiro de Andrade, Gisele Almeida, Daniel Cotlear, T Dmytraczenko, Patricia Frenz, Patrícia Garcia.