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Leveraging health microinsurance to promote universal health coverage

Briefing Note #:

  20
 

Title:

  Leveraging health microinsurance to promote universal health coverage
 

Author(s):


Meredith Kimball, Results for Development Institute
Caroline Phily, ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility
Amanda Folsom, Results for Development Institute
Gina Lagomarsino, Results for Development Institute
Jeanna Holtz, ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility
 

Date of Publication:

  September 2013
 

Summary:


Many countries are pursuing government-sponsored health insurance as a primary path towards universal health coverage. In these same countries, there are private health microinsurance schemes sponsored by community-based organizations, commercial insurance companies, or other institutions. In Briefing Note #20, the Facility explores the hypothesis that government-sponsored initiatives should collaborate with private actors to accelerate the expansion of health insurance to informal workers and their families. 

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