Health Insurance Systems

Health Insurance Systems
Author: Thomas Rice
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 0128162945
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Insurance Systems Book Excerpt:

Health Insurance Systems: An International Comparison offers united and synthesized information currently available only in scattered locations - if at all - to students, researchers, and policymakers. The book provides helpful contexts, so people worldwide can understand various healthcare systems. By using it as a guide to the mechanics of different healthcare systems, readers can examine existing systems as frameworks for developing their own. Case examples of countries adopting insurance characteristics from other countries enhance the critical insights offered in the book. If more information about health insurance alternatives can lead to better decisions, this guide can provide an essential service. Delivers fundamental insights into the different ways that countries organize their health insurance systems Presents ten prominent health insurance systems in one book, facilitating comparisons and contrasts, to help draw policy lessons Countries included are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States Helps students, researchers, and policymakers searching for innovative designs by providing cases describing what countries have learned from each other

World Health Systems

World Health Systems
Author: Xiaoming Sun
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1168
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 1119508924
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Health Systems Book Excerpt:

Your all-in-one companion for health personnel World Health Systems details different health systems, including their related health insurance and drug supply systems, in various parts of the world with both macro- and micro- perspectives. The book is arranged in five parts: the first part presents, from multidisciplinary perspectives, outlines of various health systems throughout the world, as well as current trends in the development and reform of world health systems. The second and third parts expound on the health systems in developed countries, discussing the government's role in the health service market and basic policies on medication administration and expenses, before analyzing the health systems of Britain, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Germany, France, Japan, Poland, USA, Singapore, Hongkong (China), and Taiwan (China). The fourth and fifth parts discuss health systems in less developed countries and areas, typically the BRICS and other countries in Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Armenia, and Kyrghyzstan), Africa (Egypt, Morocco), Europe (Hungary, Czech Republic, and Bulgaria) and South America (Cuba, Chile, and Mexico), summarizing their past experiences, while making assessments of their current efforts to shed light on future developments. Details a variety of health systems throughout the world Compares their fundamental features and characteristics Discusses their respective strengths and shortcomings Provides insight from an author who holds multiple impressive titles in the health sector Public health professionals and academics alike will want to add World Health Systems to their library.

Essential Readings in Health Policy and Law

Essential Readings in Health Policy and Law
Author: Joel Teitelbaum,Sara Wilensky
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780763738518
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Readings in Health Policy and Law Book Excerpt:

This compilation of carefully selected readings is meant to allow for deeper analysis of the issues covered in Essentials of Health Policy and Law, yet also serves as an excellent complement to any text on health policy.

Private Health Insurance

Private Health Insurance
Author: Sarah Thomson,Anna Sagan,Elias Mossialos
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2020-10
ISBN: 0521125820
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private Health Insurance Book Excerpt:

A collection of comparative case studies analysing the history, politics and performance of private health insurance globally and its implications for universal health coverage. This is essential reading for graduate students, scholars and policy makers working on health systems financing worldwide.

Health Insurance Systems

Health Insurance Systems
Author: Sybil Roper
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2021-05-22
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Insurance Systems Book Excerpt:

Health insurance is a type of insurance that covers medical expenses that arise due to an illness. These expenses could be related to hospitalization costs, cost of medicines, or doctor consultation fees. From this short read, you will learn how to understand health insurance and choose the right plan for you and your family, even, if you are on an employer-sponsored plan. - Quick and easy tips to translate insurance language - Confidently choose an agent - Find the plan that you will love and, most importantly, one you will use

Social Health Insurance Systems In Western Europe

Social Health Insurance Systems In Western Europe
Author: Saltman, Richard,Rico, Ana,Boerma, Wienke
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2004-09-01
ISBN: 0335213634
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Health Insurance Systems In Western Europe Book Excerpt:

This title explores the nature of the pressures social health insurance systems confront to be more efficient, more effective, and more responsive.

International Comparison of Health Care Data

International Comparison of Health Care Data
Author: C.J.P.M. van Mosseveld,P. van Son
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401146756
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Comparison of Health Care Data Book Excerpt:

International cooperation has developed rapidly on a wide range of policy areas in the last decades. National governments have learned to look across national borders in order to improve their policy systems, as in the case of health care, the subject of this book. There is a need to compare policy results, and therefore international comparison of statistical data is of great importance. For decades, international organisations like OECD and WHO have collected and distributed statistical information of member states in order to describe developments within these countries. However, comparability across countries has always been problematic. The task of international comparison of statistical data has only reluctantly been adopted due to difficulties caused by differences in definition and methods of data collection. In this book a method is presented for the advancement of international comparison of health care. Starting points are the determination of the boundaries of national health care systems and the activities that take place within these boundaries. This book is meant for all those working in the international health care field or interested in international comparison, who want to be aware of the pitfalls of international comparison and who want to learn, from the described experiences, how to solve problems of comparability.

Reforming China s Rural Health System

Reforming China s Rural Health System
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 0821379836
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reforming China s Rural Health System Book Excerpt:

Since 1978 when it embarked on sweeping agricultural and industrial reforms, China's economic growth has been remarkable. Its success in transforming itself within just three decades from a very poor low-income country to a successful middle-income country is unparalleled. During this period, however, and in contrast to the first 30 years of the People's Republic, progress in the health sector has been disappointing. For example, during the period 1980-2007, China increased its income per head as a percentage of the OECD average from 3 percent to 15 per cent, but infant mortality fell no faste.

Health Systems Policy Finance and Organization

Health Systems Policy  Finance  and Organization
Author: Guy Carrin,Kent Buse,Kristian Heggenhougen,Stella R. Quah
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-05-22
ISBN: 9780123757081
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Systems Policy Finance and Organization Book Excerpt:

This volume is unique in its systematic approach to these three pillars of health systems analysis will give readers of various backgrounds authoritative material about subjects adjacent to their own specialties. Assembling such comparative materials is usually an onerous task because so many programs possess their own vocabularies, goals, and methods. This book will provide common grounds for people in programs as diverse as economics and finance, allied health, business and management, and the social sciences, including psychology. Gives readers of various backgrounds authoritative material about subjects adjacent to their own specialties Provides common grounds for people in programs as diverse as economics and finance, allied health, business and management, and the social sciences, including psychology

Changing the U S Health Care System

Changing the U S  Health Care System
Author: Gerald F. Kominski
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 846
Release: 2013-11-06
ISBN: 1118416406
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing the U S Health Care System Book Excerpt:

The Fourth Edition of Changing the U.S. Health Care System addresses the key topics in health care policy and management, presenting evidence-based views of current issues. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field who integrates evidence to explain the current condition and presents support for needed change. The book examines all the levers in the setting and implementation of health policy, and includes extensive coverage of impact of the Affordable Care Act, particularly on Medicare, Medicaid, and large and small group insurance markets. Also new to this edition is expanded coverage of nursing, disease management, mental health, women's health, children's health, and care for the homeless.

The Law and Policy of Healthcare Financing

The Law and Policy of Healthcare Financing
Author: Wolf Sauter,Jos Boertjens,Johan van Manen, Misja Mikkers
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1788115929
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law and Policy of Healthcare Financing Book Excerpt:

Examining the ways and extent to which systemic factors affect health outcomes with regard to quality, affordability and access to curative healthcare, this explorative book compares tax-funded Beveridge systems and insurance-based Bismarck systems. Containing contributions from national experts, The Law and Policy of Healthcare Financing charts and compares the merits of healthcare systems throughout 11 countries, from the UK to Colombia.

Principles of Health Navigation

Principles of Health Navigation
Author: Karen (Kay) M. Perrin
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN: 1284090760
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Health Navigation Book Excerpt:

This text provides an overview of the content and knowledge competencies expected as part of health navigation education including health services delivery and health insurance, care of the individual, and accessing and analyzing health information competencies.

Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance

Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance
Author: Alexander S. Preker,Peter Zweifel,Onno P. Schellekens
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2009-11-18
ISBN: 9780821376775
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance Book Excerpt:

Financial protection against the cost of illness and inclusion of vulnerable groups will require better mobilization and use of private means. Private voluntary health insurance already plays an important role in mobilizing additional resources to the health sector and protecting against the catastrophic cost of illness in some countries. This review explores the context under which private voluntary health insurance could contribute to an improvement in the sustainability of the health sector and financial protection in other countries.

Financing Universal Access To Healthcare A Comparative Review Of Landmark Legislative Health Reforms In The Oecd

Financing Universal Access To Healthcare  A Comparative Review Of Landmark Legislative Health Reforms In The Oecd
Author: Preker Alexander S
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN: 9813227192
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financing Universal Access To Healthcare A Comparative Review Of Landmark Legislative Health Reforms In The Oecd Book Excerpt:

The recent expansion of health insurance coverage in the USA under the Affordable Health Care Act, and current threats to reverse the benefits of this reform, have once again focused the world's attention on the difficult challenges faced by other countries trying to provide better access to healthcare to their population at an affordable cost. This textbook provides a comparative review of financing universal access to healthcare in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The first two chapters of the book provide a framework for financing universal access to healthcare. The remaining eight chapters present case studies of eight OECD countries that have successfully introduced reforms to finance universal access to healthcare for their population through landmark legislative reforms. A concluding chapter focuses on the lessons learned from the OECD and recommendations from policymakers and others who are planning similar reforms. The book is designed as a learning tool for students and as a user guide for policymakers. Contents: Introduction Principles and Practice The UK Canada Australia New Zealand Denmark Norway Sweden Finland Summary of Lessons Learned Readership: Graduate and research-level students and instructors of healthcare financing, healthcare policymakers, and healthcare professionals and investors. Keywords: Universal;Health Financing;Health Insurance;Health Reform;Financial Protection;Political Process;HealthcareReview: "The International Hospital Federation (IHF) is committed to advancing the UHC agenda throughout the world, giving billions of people better access to critical hospital care and basic health services when needed, no matter their income or geographic location in the world. Since its establishment in 1929, the IHF recognizes the essential role of hospitals and health care organizations in providing health care, supporting health services and offering education to health care providers as a critical partner in during the drive for UHC throughout the world. This volume is a tribute to the renewed effort in achieving 'Health for All'." Eric de Roodenbeke Executive Director International Hospital Federation Geneva 2018 "This year, as we commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration of 'Health for All' in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 1978 and the 70th Anniversary of the UK National Health Service, 1948, we also celebrate the great achievement over the past decades in bringing access to affordable and quality health care for billions of people across the world since the 1950s. Looking forward, at the recent Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 in Tokyo Japan, the international development community — including both bi-laterals and multi-laterals — committed to the 'Tokyo Declaration on Universal Health Coverage: All Together to Accelerate Progress towards UHC'. This text book makes a valuable contribution by reviewing the political, policy and implementation challenges that countries face in achieving this agenda. The approach used to analyze the eight case studies presented in the volume is a seminal work in comparative health policy." James Christopher Lovelace International Health and Development Advisor Former Director, Health Nutrition and Population, World Bank Former Assistant Deputy Minister of Health, Government of BC, Canada Former Director General of Health, Government of New Zealand Key Features: The main distinguishing feature of this book is to compare OECD countries that have successful experiences in addressing the policy challenges and p

Vulnerable Populations in the United States

Vulnerable Populations in the United States
Author: Leiyu Shi,Gregory D. Stevens
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-02-10
ISBN: 1119627680
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vulnerable Populations in the United States Book Excerpt:

An in-depth look at disparities in health and health care, fully updated for 2021 Vulnerable Populations in the United States, 3rd Edition provides a general framework for studying vulnerable populations and summarizes major health and health care disparities by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and health insurance coverage. This updated contains the latest statistics and figures, incorporates new information related to Healthy People 2020, analyzes the latest data and trends in health and health care disparities, and provides a detailed synthesis of recent and increasingly expansive programs and initiatives to remedy these disparities. In addition, the Third Edition offers new coverage of health care reform, the "deaths of despair" (suicide, opioids, etc.), and the global primary care initiative. Based on the authors' teaching and research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, this landmark text is an important resource for students, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for learning about vulnerable populations. The book's Web site includes instructor's materials that may be downloaded. Gain a general understanding of health and health care disparities related to race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and health insurance coverage Access online resources including editable PowerPoint slides, video, and more Delve into the programs and initiatives designed to remedy inequalities in health and health care, including Healthy People 2020 updates Enjoy new coverage of health care reform, the "deaths of despair" (suicide, opioids, etc.), and the global primary care initiative End of chapter revision questions and other pedagogical features make this book a valuable learning tool for anyone studying at the advanced undergraduate or graduate levels. Additionally, it will prove useful in the field for medical professionals, social and community workers, and health educators in the public sphere.

International Encyclopedia of Public Health

International Encyclopedia of Public Health
Author: William C Cockerham
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 4470
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 0128037083
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Public Health Book Excerpt:

International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health. Additional articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights make this work an indispensable resource for students, health researchers, and practitioners alike. Provides the most comprehensive, high-level, internationally focused reference work available on public health Presents an invaluable resource for both researchers familiar with the field and non-experts requiring easy-to-find, relevant, global information and a greater understanding of the wider issues Contains interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health Incorporates biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives Includes an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues

Health Insurance Reform in Germany Moving to an Universal Flat Rate System

Health Insurance Reform in Germany  Moving to an Universal  Flat Rate System
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2015-06-10
ISBN: 3656975582
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Insurance Reform in Germany Moving to an Universal Flat Rate System Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Economy - Health Economics, grade: 1,30, University of Kassel (Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre), course: Social Policy, language: English, abstract: In international comparison, Germany ranks 4th among OECD countries in health expenditure as a share of GDP in 2011. It amounted 11.3% of GDP in 2011 which is 2%-points above the OECD average of 9.3%. Only the United States (17.7%), the Netherlands (11.9%) and France (11.6%) are spending more on health. In addition, German health expenditure increased, in real terms, at a rate of circa 2% p.a. on average in 2000-2010, but slowed down to 1.1% in 2011. However, expenditure continues to grow. With regard to these figures, health care is one of the most important sectors in Germany. With more than 6 million employees and a gross value added of almost € 268 bn in 2013, it represents 11% of the German economy. While expenditure is on the rise, the number of contributors who finance the health care system decreases. As a result, the question of how to finance the growing demand for health services occurs. In particular, a closer look at the statutory health insurance (SHI) is necessary as it financed 57% of total health expenditure in 2011. Since the report “Achieving financial sustainability for the social security systems” by the Rürup-Commission, two major reform proposals are discussed: the citizens' insurance (“Bürgerversicherung”), a universal system of health care, and a system of flat-rate health premiums (“pauschale Gesundheitsprämien”). These approaches are intensively discussed by politicians and economists who search for an appropriate solution for a health care reform. Therefore, the following question should be answered by this seminar paper: Should we move to a universal, flat rate system? In order to develop an appropriate recommendation, the following questions appear: How does the current health insurance system in Germany look like? Which problems does this system face? What contribution do the two reform proposals provide for a solution of these challenges? Which are the main arguments in favour and against these approaches? Are there any economic consequences of their implementation? What could be a final solution? These questions will be responded in the following seminar paper.

Equity and Healthcare Reform in Developing Economies

Equity and Healthcare Reform in Developing Economies
Author: Songül Çınaroğlu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN: 1000214478
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Equity and Healthcare Reform in Developing Economies Book Excerpt:

Ensuring equity in healthcare is the main concern of health policymakers in order to provide a sustainable health system. This concern is more prominent in developing countries due to the scarcity of resources. This book provides a comprehensive analysis and discussion on the distributive pattern of out-of-pocket pharmaceutical expenditures under the health reforms in Turkey and makes comparisons with pharmerging countries. Turkey’s health reforms began in 2003 to address shortcomings related to financial protection and to improve health outcomes and the quality of healthcare services. The primary motivation was to ensure equity in the distribution of health resources, and this transformation process led to profound changes in how these resources were used, and in health financing in general. However, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the long-term effect of health reforms on the distribution patterns of health expenditures and health service use. This book offers a thorough equity analysis of the health financing system, affected by this health transformation program. Index and curve approaches are used in the equity analysis of pharmaceutical expenditures. The book examines the long-term effects of health system regulations on the health spending characteristics of households and improves the current understanding of equity in this context. It includes extensive international comparisons of healthcare services across a range of developing countries and highlights the significance of ensuring equity for emerging economies. The author explores the existing evidence as well as future research directions and provides policy and planning advice for health policymakers to contribute to establishing a more equal health system design. Additionally, the book will be of interest to scholars and professionals in the fields of health economics, public health management and health financing.

Handbook of Welfare in China

Handbook of Welfare in China
Author: B. Carrillo,J. Hood,P. I. Kadetz
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 459
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN: 178347274X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Welfare in China Book Excerpt:

The Handbook is a timely compilation dedicated to exploring a rare diversity of perspectives and content on the development, successes, reforms and challenges within China’s contemporary welfare system. It showcases an extensive introduction and 20 original chapters by leading and emerging area specialists who explore a century of welfare provision from the Nationalist era, up to and concentrating on economic reform and marketisation (1978 to the present). Organised around five key concerns (social security and welfare; emerging issues and actors; gaps; future challenges) chapters draw on original case-based research from diverse disciplines and perspectives, engage existing literature and further key debates.

Unemployment Insurance and Active Labor Market Policy

Unemployment Insurance and Active Labor Market Policy
Author: Günther Schmid,Günter Schmid,Bernd Reissert,Gert Bruche
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780814323144
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unemployment Insurance and Active Labor Market Policy Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the impact that the financing and administration systems of labor market policy have on the design of national policies concerning the unemployed. The authors investigated labor market policy in six countries--Austria, France, Federal Republic of Germany. Great Britain, Sweden, and the United States--and determined that the distribution of responsibility for labor market programs, the financing of these programs, and the procedures for determining issues and expenditures differ markedly from country to country. The authors explore how the same economic causes--price changes, technological rationalization, new products--can have very different labor market effects because of institutional factors, such as the job-search behavior of the unemployed, the mobility of the employed, the hiring practices of firms, wage negotiations between trade unions and employers, and the employment policies of different levels of government and their impact on the behavior of labor market forces. Unemployment Insurance and Active Labor Market Policy answers the questions: how much public funding do the unemployed receive in wage-replacement benefits and for how long; how much public funding is devoted for manpower programs and invested in "active" labor market policy; and finally, how are the necessary financial resources made available? In summary, the book investigates the relationship between the financing system and revenues and expenditures for labor market policy, the role played by market policy in employment policy as a whole, and the impact of the financing system for labor market policy on the classical goals of the welfare state. The findings of this comprehensive study should contribute to the redeployment of financial resources from those funds currently being used to finance unemployment (unemployment benefits, unemployment assistance, and public assistance) to financing employment.