National Health Insurance Model Nations Include:
“The National Health Insurance model has elements of both the Beveridge and Bismarck models. It uses private-sector providers, but payment comes from a government-run insurance program that all citizens fund through a premium or tax. These universal insurance programs tend to be less expensive and have lower administrative costs than American-style for-profit insurance plans. National Health Insurance plans also control costs by limiting the medical services they pay for and/or requiring patients wait to be treated. The classic National Health Insurance system can be found in Canada.”
Source: Wallace, Lorraine S. “A view of health care around the world.” Annals of family medicine vol. 11,1 (2013): 84. doi:10.1370/afm.1484 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3596027/
Fact Items Related To National Health Insurance
- South Korean Health System Financing“The South Korean health care system is a mix of public and private financing. Funds for health care are raised mainly from equally important sources: mandatory health insurance contributions and OOP payments by patients. As the government is responsible for health care services, it subsidizes a substantial portion of health care funding.15 “NHI ...
- Health Care System Expenditure In South Korea“South Korea has a relatively low, but rapidly growing, level of health expenditure compared to other OECD countries (Ko, 2008).16 Total health care expenditure has risen steadily from about 4.4% in 1990 to 6.8% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2007. Table 3.1 shows that the amount spent on ...
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