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dc.creatorCastaño Yepez, Ramón Abel 
dc.creatorZambrano, Andrés
dc.descriptionFinancial protection is one of the objectives of health systems, which protects poor households from falling into poverty as a result of health care related expenses. Expanding prepayment schemes to the poor is difficult in developing countries because labor is largely informal. Providing health care free-at-point-of-service does not adequately target spending on the poorest, but occupation- or community-based schemes have also inherent limitations to achieve universal coverage. Colombia adopted a government-subsidized health insurance scheme (SHI) strategy. The political debate about increasing SHI enrollment needs evidence about the effectiveness of this scheme regarding financial protection. This study runs a four-part model to estimate the effect of SHI on out-of-pocket expenses by the poor that are currently uninsured, if they were enrolled in the SHI. The results show a 43% and 50% reduction in expenses at Bogotá and national level respectively, which confirms the effectiveness of SHI as a financial protection tool.
dc.format.extent[26 páginas]
dc.format.mediumRecurso electrónico
dc.relation.ispartofSerie documentos de trabajo. No 12 (marzo 2007)
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.sourcereponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.subject.ddcProblemas & servicios de bienestar social 
dc.subject.lembAdministración de servicios de salud
dc.subject.lembPobreza::Aspectos Sociales
dc.subject.lembSalud pública
dc.subject.lembAnálisis financiero::Aspectos Sociales
dc.subject.lembSeguridad social
dc.titleFinancial protection for the poor in Colombia: the effects of a subsidized health insurance scheme
dc.publisherUniversidad del Rosario
dc.publisher.departmentFacultad de Economía
dc.subject.keywordFinancial protection
dc.subject.keywordsubsidized insurance
dc.subject.keywordout-of-pocket expenses
dc.type.spaDocumento de trabajo
dc.rights.accesoAbierto (Texto completo)
dc.rights.ccAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 2.5 Colombia

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