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Health Care Financing: Assessing Its Relationship to Health Equity

WILLIAM C. HSIAO and YUANLI LIU

in Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195137408
eISBN:
9780199863983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137408.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter on health care financing introduces financing as one aspect of the health system that affects health equity. The configuration of financing, defined as both mobilization of financial ... More


Financing health-care

Andrew Green

in An Introduction to Health Planning for Developing Health Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198571346
eISBN:
9780191724138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571346.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the financing aspect of health-care planning. It outlines the pressures that have led to the current interest in health-care financing, and argues that country-specific ... More


Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care

Theodore R. Marmor, Richard Freeman, and Kieke G. H. Okma

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149838
eISBN:
9780300155952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149838.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book offers a timely account of health reform struggles in developed democracies. The editors, leading experts in the field, have brought together a group of distinguished scholars to explore ... More


An Introduction to Health Planning for Developing Health Systems

Andrew Green

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198571346
eISBN:
9780191724138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571346.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This text, the latest edition, explains the importance of health planning in both developing regions such as Africa, and those in transition, such as Central and Eastern Europe. It stresses the ... More


Revenue collection and pooling arrangements in financing

Di McIntyre and Joseph Kutzin

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0040
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on two of the key functions of a health sector financing system: revenue collection and fund pooling. It uses as its starting point the World Health Organization resolution ... More


Health Economics and the Politics of Health Financing

Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay, and Timothy H. Holtz

in Textbook of Global Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199392285
eISBN:
9780199392315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199392285.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter examines health economics, financing, and management from the contrasting perspectives of mainstream and social justice-oriented approaches. It evaluates how health care is different ... More


Compulsory insurance

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199237814
eISBN:
9780191717215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses private health insurance, social health insurance, and tax-financed health care. These three health insurance systems differ in terms of three Cs: costs, coverage, and choice. ... More


Statement of the Problem: American Exceptionalism in Health Care and the Emergence of the Great Unsustainable Compromise

Gunnar Almgren

in Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170130
eISBN:
9780231543316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170130.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides a narrative of the complex origins of the American Exceptionalism in health care and the main impediments to the realization of health care as a social right afforded to all ... More


Reforming Health Care in Greece: Balancing Fiscal Adjustment with Health Care Needs1

Panos Kanavos and Kyriakos Souliotis

in Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262035835
eISBN:
9780262339216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The Greek health care system relies on expensive medical inputs to deliver basic health care services, and is characterized by a lack of primary care focus, which disallows care integration and ... More


National Health Accounts/National Income and Product Accounts Reconciliation: Hospital Care and Physician Services

Arthur Sensenig and Ernest Wilcox

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, in its National Health Accounts (NHA), and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), an agency ... More


Justice of and Within Health Care Finance

Stephen R. Latham

in Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744206
eISBN:
9780190267551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the United States’ approach to health care distribution, with particular emphasis on the reform measures recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack ... More


One More Look

Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author recounts his final trip to Kragur in 2011, staying there from the beginning of February through early March, for some unfinished business. He had finished organizing the clan history ... More


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