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Vietnam - Integrating the poor into universal health coverage in Vietnam (English)

This case study is aimed at providing a descriptive assessment of the key features of Vietnam's Social Health Insurance (SHI), focusing on the impediments to integrating the poor into universal coverage. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74945 JAN 01, 2013

Dao, Huong Lan; Tien, Tran Van; Somanathan, Aparnaa

Brazil - Brazil's primary care strategy (English)

This case study summarizes the responses to the questionnaire on The Nuts and Bolts of the Program Expanding Health Coverage to the Poor, developed within the framework of the World Bank's UNICO - Universal Challenge Program. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74957 JAN 01, 2013

Couttolenc, Bernard; Dmytraczenko, Tania

Argentina - Increasing utilization of health care services among the uninsured population : the Plan Nacer program (English)

This paper describes the functioning and performance of Argentina's Provincial Maternal and Child Health Investment Program, commonly referred to as Plan Nacer. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74956 JAN 01, 2013

Romero, Daniela; Cortez, Rafael

Expanding health coverage for vulnerable groups in India (English)

India's health sector continues to be challenged by overall low levels of public financing, entrenched accountability issues in the public delivery system, and the persistent dominance of out-of-pocket spending. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75003 JAN 01, 2013

Nagpal, Somil

Jamaica's effort in improving universal access within fiscal constraints (English)

Jamaica's primary health care system was a model for the Caribbean region in the 1990s. Because of it, Jamaicans enjoy relatively better health status than people in other countries of similar income level in the Caribbean region. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75005 JAN 01, 2013

Chao, Shiyan

Toward universal coverage in health : the case of the state guaranteed benefit package of the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

In this case study the paper describes the evolution of the Kyrgyz health care system and discusses challenges in ensuring universal access to basic health care services. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75006 JAN 01, 2013

Jakab, Melitta; Dale, Elina M.; Giuffrida, Antonio

Massachusetts health reform : approaching universal health coverage (English)

The commonwealth of Massachusetts, one of the 50 states in the United States of America, has achieved near universal health coverage of its 6.6 million residents after a landmark reform made health insurance mandatory for all residents in 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75007 JAN 01, 2013

Janett, Robert S.

Explicit health guarantees for Chileans : the AUGE benefits package (English)

This paper focuses on recent and significant health reform implemented in 2005, known as Universal Access with explicit guarantees (Acceso Universal con Garantias Explicitas - AUGE or GES), which mandated SHI insurers to adopt a broad benefits package defined via explicit legal guarantees for all beneficiaries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74958 JAN 01, 2013

Bitran, Ricardo

The long march to universal coverage : lessons from China (English)

The march to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in China is unparalleled. Since the establishment of the State Council Medical Reform team in 2006,4 the basic objective of China's health reforms has been to provide the whole nation with basic medical and health care, while ensuring equal access to, and affordability of, health services. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74960 JAN 01, 2013

Langenbrunner, John C.; Liang, Lilin

Colombia case study : the subsidized regime of Colombia's national health insurance system (English)

This case study provides an overview of the contribution of Colombia's compulsory health insurance, particularly its Subsidized Regime (SR), to universal health care coverage in the country, and the current challenges the SR faces. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74961 JAN 01, 2013

Acevedo, Oscar Bernal; Montenegro Torres, Fernando

Costa Rica case study : Primary health care achievements and challenges within the framework of the social health insurance (English)

The objective of this paper is to assess the key interventions Costa Rica has developed to expand health coverage for the poor and other vulnerable groups, with an emphasis on its approach to primary health care. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74962 JAN 01, 2013

Montenegro Torres, Fernando

Ethiopia - The health extension program in Ethiopia (English)

Ethiopia has made substantial progress in improving health outcomes during the last decade and is on track to achieve some of the health Millennium Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74963 JAN 01, 2013

Ramana, Gandham NV; Workie, Netsanet W.

Tunisia - Consolidation and transparency : transforming Tunisia's health care for the poor (English)

Since the 2011 popular revolution in Tunisia, calls for a new social contract have been made to improve social inclusion, including addressing gaps in health care coverage for the vulnerable households. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74997 JAN 01, 2013

Elgazzar, Heba; Arfa, Chokri

Georgia's medical insurance program for the poor (English)

Georgia launched its Medical Insurance Program (MIP) for the poor in 2006. This program draws from general tax revenues to provide comprehensive, means-tested health insurance to the poorest 20 percent of the population as identified by a proxy means test. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74998 JAN 01, 2013

Smith, Owen

Peru's comprehensive health insurance and new challenges for universal coverage (English)

This case study analyzes the progress of Peru's Comprehensive Health Insurance (SIS) and evaluates the challenges that remain to achieving universal health care coverage. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75009 JAN 01, 2013

Francke, Pedro

Philippines government sponsored health coverage program for poor households (English)

This is a nuts and bolts case study of the implementation of the government-financed health coverage program (HCP) for poor households in the Philippines. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75010 JAN 01, 2013

Chakraborty, Sarbani

Toward universal coverage : Turkey's green card program for the poor (English)

This case study unravels Turkey's path to universal coverage. It outlines both the transformation of the health system and the performance of the 'Yesil Kart', the Green Card, program, a noncontributory health insurance scheme for the poor. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75012 JAN 01, 2013

Menon, Rekha; Postolovska, Iryna; Mollahaliloglu, Salih

Guatemala - Improving Access to Health Care Services through the Expansion of Coverage Program (PEC) : The Case of Guatemala (English)

Since the signing of the 1996 Peace Accords, Guatemala has made efforts to establish economic and political stability, and to improve its social indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75001 JAN 01, 2013

Pena, Christine Lao

Kenya - Improving universal primary health care by Kenya : a case study of the Health Sector Services Fund (English)

This case study describes the Government of Kenya's initiative to expand the supply of health care and strengthen primary health care through implementation of the Health Sector Services Fund (HSSF), which provides direct cash transfers to primary health facilities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75002 JAN 01, 2013

Ramana, Gandham NV; Chepkoech, Rose; Workie, Netsanet Walelign

The Mexican social protection system in health (English)

With a population of 113 million and a per-capita Gross Domestic Product, or GDP of US$10,064 (current U.S. dollars), Mexico is one of the largest and highest-income countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75008 JAN 01, 2013

Bonilla-Chacín, M.E.; Aguilera, Nelly

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Vietnam - Integrating the poor into universal health coverage in Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74945 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Brazil - Brazil's primary care strategy (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74957 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Argentina - Increasing utilization of health care services among the uninsured population : the Plan Nacer program (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74956 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Expanding health coverage for vulnerable groups in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75003 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Jamaica's effort in improving universal access within fiscal constraints (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75005 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Toward universal coverage in health : the case of the state guaranteed benefit package of the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75006 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Massachusetts health reform : approaching universal health coverage (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75007 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Explicit health guarantees for Chileans : the AUGE benefits package (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74958 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The long march to universal coverage : lessons from China (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74960 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Colombia case study : the subsidized regime of Colombia's national health insurance system (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74961 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Costa Rica case study : Primary health care achievements and challenges within the framework of the social health insurance (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74962 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Ethiopia - The health extension program in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74963 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tunisia - Consolidation and transparency : transforming Tunisia's health care for the poor (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74997 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Georgia's medical insurance program for the poor (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74998 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Peru's comprehensive health insurance and new challenges for universal coverage (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75009 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Philippines government sponsored health coverage program for poor households (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75010 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Toward universal coverage : Turkey's green card program for the poor (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75012 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Guatemala - Improving Access to Health Care Services through the Expansion of Coverage Program (PEC) : The Case of Guatemala (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75001 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Kenya - Improving universal primary health care by Kenya : a case study of the Health Sector Services Fund (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75002 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Mexican social protection system in health (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75008 Working Paper (Numbered Series)