Health Insurance Handbook: How to Make it Work
Categories: Health Insurance (CBHI, SHI), Health Systems 20/20, Publications, Tools
Resource Type: Tool
Authors: Hong Wang, Kimberly Switlick, Christine Ortiz, Catherine Connor, and Beatriz Zurita
The Health Insurance Handbook provides policymakers and health insurance designers with practical, action-oriented support to deepen their understanding of health insurance concepts, help them identify design and implementation challenges, and define realistic steps for the development and scaling up of equitable, efficient, and sustainable health insurance schemes. The handbook takes policymakers and health insurance designers through a step-by-step series of considerations and tasks that need to be achieved. It is intended primarily to help developing countries strengthen and scale up existing health insurance schemes as well as countries that are beginning to discuss health insurance, and was written with middle- and low-income countries in mind.