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Incentives for voluntary health insurance in a national health system: Evidence from Italy

Anna Marenzi, Dino Rizzi () and Michele Zanette

Health Policy, 2021, vol. 125, issue 6, 685-692

Abstract: The paper evaluates the extent to which the government's policy to encourage the purchase of voluntary health insurance (VHI) may have led to income-related horizontal inequity in access to health care in a universal health care system (NHS).

Keywords: National Health Service; Voluntary Health Insurance; Tax incentives; Policy evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 H24 I13 I14 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.03.007

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