Publication
Title
Reaching universal coverage by means of social health insurance in Lesotho? Results and implications from a financial feasibility assessment
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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
Language
English
Source (journal)
International social security review / International Social Security Association. - Geneva, 1967, currens
Publication
Geneva : 2011
ISSN
0020-871X [print]
1468-246X [online]
Volume/pages
64:2(2011), p. 45-63
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 11.12.2015
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