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The Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme: Barriers to Access for Informal Workers
L Alfers / Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing 2013
Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is an innovative attempt to extend social protection to informal workers, and, as such, it may hold important policy lessons for other countries where the informal economy is large...
Health financing and delivery in India: an overview of selected schemes
K. Jain / Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing 2013
In recent years, the government of India has made attempts to address its notorious health inequities by providing health protection to poor and vulnerable citizens. This paper presents an overview of India’s health care system ...
Exploring private supplemental insurance for catastrophic illnesses
N.R. Juban; B.R. Reverente / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2015
Catastrophic illnesses can impoverish a household due to unmanageable expenditures that arise from their treatment or management. The Z Benefits program of PhilHealth aims to protect Filipinos from financial catastrophe due to certain...
New ideas to help the Aquino administration achieve its health agenda
R.F. Lavado / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2011
Despite the gains that the Philippines has made in many areas in the country’s health care situation, certain bottlenecks remain. As such, one of President Benigno S. Aquino’s inaugural commitments was to ensure quality an...
Assessment of the absorptive capacity for government and donor funding: the case of the DOH
A.M.G. Palma / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2001
Agencies tasked to carry out a social agenda have distinct experience in the utilization of available resources. The issues that confront the Department of Health (DOH) in the delivery of healthcare services support the need to look a...
Alternative means testing options Using CBMS
C.M. Reyes / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2006
The Philhealth Indigent Program aims to provide health insurance privileges to the marginalised sector of Philippine society. Beneficiaries are identified through a survey called CBIS-MBN, using the Family Data Survey Form (FDSF), con...
Protecting the vulnerable through social health insurance: PhilHealth’s KASAPI as a strategy
G.M. Llanto 2007
To help ease the burden of medical expenses on the part of lower-income households during times of illness and emergencies, the Philippines government, through PhilHealth, launched the KASAPI programme that aims to reach the poor...
A review of social insurance in the Philippines
R. Manasan / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
This paper aims to review and assess the protection afforded by the Social Security System (SSS) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), two of the three agencies tasked with administering social insurance in the country. ...
Benefit incidence of public spending on health in the Philippines
R.G. Manasan; J.S. Cuenca / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2011
Directing government subsidies to social services such as health care is expected to bring about positive external/social benefits and improve equity in access to health services. In general, government spending on health is envisione...
Household out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure in India : levels, patterns and policy concerns
W. Joe; U. S. Mishra / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India 2009
This paper uses the Consumer Expenditure Survey 2004-05 to examine the distribution of Out of Pocket (OOP) healthcare payments in India. The purpose of the paper is threefold:  to analyse the magnitude and distribu...
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