Voluntary Health Insurance in Europe: Role and Regulation (A EURO Publication) by Anna Sagan
English | Aug. 11, 2016 | ISBN: 9289050381 | 140 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
If public resources were unlimited, there would be no gaps in health coverage and no real need for VHI. However, most health systems face fiscal constraints and VHI is often seen as a way to address these pressures. This study draws from the experiences of 34 countries to assess VHI's contribution to health spending and to understand its role in Europe and in relation to publicly financed coverage. It looks at who sells VHI, who purchases it and why. It also reviews public policy towards VHI at national and EU levels and the related national policy debates.