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Pooling Health Risk to Protect People : An Assessment of Health Insurance Coverage in Philippines

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2203
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Other Health Study
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World Bank
dc.date.accessioned
2017-12-19T19:57:47Z
dc.date.available
2017-12-19T19:57:47Z
dc.date.issued
2017
dc.date.lastModified
2021-05-25T09:08:38Z
dc.description.abstract
Taking the Philippines Health Financing Strategy (HFS) 2010–2020 objective of ‘sustaining membership in PhilHealth for all Filipinos’ as its point of departure, this report assesses the expansion of health insurance coverage in the Philippines and the extent to which it provides protection from out-of-pocket (OOP) health spending. The report commences with a description of the organization of social health insurance through PhilHealth, the different PhilHealth membership groups, their eligibility criteria, contribution structure, and benefits. Using both administrative data and household surveys, the report then analyzes the patterns and trends in PhilHealth membership over time and discusses the drivers of membership expansion among different membership groups. Because the HFS and the country’s health insurance laws stress the link between the objective of sustaining membership in PhilHealth and the attainment of equity and financial protection goals, the equity dimension of PhilHealth membership gets special attention. In this regard, the report looks at equity in coverage, contributions, benefit design, and benefit payments, as well as performance on financial protection measures. It concludes by proposing some future directions, together with associated specific recommendations.
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dc.identifier
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/770741512371309140/Pooling-health-risk-to-protect-people-an-assessment-of-health-insurance-coverage-in-Philippines
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29047
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
HEALTH INSURANCE
dc.subject
EQUITY
dc.subject
HEALTH COVERAGE
dc.subject
HEALTH SYSTEM REFORM
dc.title
Pooling Health Risk to Protect People
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dc.title.subtitle
An Assessment of Health Insurance Coverage in Philippines
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dc.type
Report
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okr.crossref.title
Pooling Health Risk to Protect People
okr.date.disclosure
2017-12-03
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work :: Other Health Study
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/770741512371309140/Pooling-health-risk-to-protect-people-an-assessment-of-health-insurance-coverage-in-Philippines
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/29047
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
090224b0853d01e6_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
29135854
okr.identifier.report
121816
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true
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en
okr.pdfurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/770741512371309140/pdf/121816-WP-P133115-PUBLIC-Philippines-report-on-Pooling-Health-Risks-to-Protect-People.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
East Asia and Pacific
okr.region.country
Philippines
okr.theme
Human development :: Health system performance
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Economics & Finance
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Insurance
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Service Management and Delivery
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Systems Development & Reform
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Poverty and Health
okr.unit
HNP EAP Region (GHN02)

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