12:00 pm EST - 12:00 pm EST

Past Event

Social Health Insurance Re-Examined: New Evidence on Impact from Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The Global Health Financing Initiative hosted a presentation given by Adam Wagstaff, Lead Economist at the World Bank, on the impact of social health insurance (SHI) on health care spending, utilization, health status and labor markets in developing and transition countries. Wagstaff discussed recent work in this area, and also shares views on the relative merits of SHI vis-à-vis other health financing approaches as a mechanism to raise revenues, change incentives for providers, protect households from catastrophic health spending and facilitate access to health care by the poor.

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