Title
Reaching universal coverage by means of social health insurance in Lesotho? Results and implications from a financial feasibility assessmentReaching universal coverage by means of social health insurance in Lesotho? Results and implications from a financial feasibility assessment
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Research group
Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Geneva,
Subject
Sociology
Economics
Source (journal)
International social security review / International Social Security Association. - Geneva
Volume/pages
64(2011):2, p. 45-63
ISSN
0020-871X
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c:vabb:308474
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This article discusses the process, results and implications of a financial feasibility assessment of social health insurance (SHI), as one part of Lesothos exploration of how to move towards achieving universal health care coverage. Quantitative data from government and other sources, and qualitative data from discussions with stakeholders, were entered into SimIns, a health insurance simulation software, through which SHI revenue and expenditure for 11 years was projected. In principle, the assessment reveals that through a mix of tax financing and SHI contributions, all citizens of Lesotho could be covered with a defined benefit package of health services under the defined policy assumptions. Such a financing scheme would provide financial risk protection and enhance equity in access and health financing.issr_1392 45..63
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/1373e8/c4e3ba16a72.pdf
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