Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance

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Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance

Authors : Alexander S. Preker, Peter Zweifel, Onno P. Schellekens
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Published Date : 2009-11-18
ISBN-13 : 9780821376775
Page : 528 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance

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.