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Contents Foreword Acknowledgments Abbreviations and Acronyms 1. Introduction, Context, and Theory William C. Hsiao and R. Paul Shaw Context Theory and Principles References 2. Design and Implementation of Social Health Insurance William C. Hsiao Design Implementation Summary References 3. Kenya: Designing Social Health Insurance Andrew Fraker and William Hsiao Background Design of the NSHIF Implementation Issues Conclusion References 4. Ghana: Initiating Social Health Insurance Sreekanth Ramachandra and William Hsiao Background Evolution of Health Financing Mechanisms Design Issues Implementation Issues Successes and Challenges References 5. The Philippines: Extending Coverage beyond the Formal Sector Matthew Jowett and William Hsiao Background Delivery of Health Services Design and Implementation Issues Impact of SHI References 6. Colombia: Social Health Insurance with Managed Competition to Improve Health Care Delivery Diana Pinto and William Hsiao Background Health Care Reform Design Implementation Achievements Challenges References 7. Thailand: Achieving Universal Coverage with Social Health Insurance Piya Hanvoravongchai and William Hsiao Background Health Insurance Development Before Universal Coverage Achieving Universal Coverage Lessons Learned from Universal Coverage Challenges Conclusion References 8. Lessons Learned and Policy Implications William C. Hsiao and R. Paul Shaw The Development Context Matters The Five Country Case Studies Positive Changes Attributable to SHI Major Problems Inherent in Implementation Policy Implications Conclusions References
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Insurance, Health -- Developing countries.
Social security -- Developing countries.
Social Security -- economics.