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Health Benefit Plans in Latin America: A Regional Comparison

Úrsula Giedion, Ignez Tristao, Liliana Escobar, Ricardo Bitrán, Oscar Cañón, Silvia Molins, Lucía Alonso, Jorge Fernández, Giota Panopoulou, Eduardo González-Pier, A. Lorena Prieto Toledo, Camilo Cid, Vilma Montañez, Martín Sabignoso, Humberto Silva, Javier Curcio, Mauricio Dinarte and Luis Bolaño Prado

No 6484 in IDB Publications (Books) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: Guaranteeing the right to health care under equal conditions for all is a goal that every society desires to achieve, particularly in a region as unequal as Latin America and the Caribbean. Universal coverage is an important objective for most countries; however, the context for attaining universal coverage is difficult, as the pressure on health spending mounts with each passing day. So, what to leave in or out of a health benefit plan?

Keywords: Health Benefit Plans; Contributory regime; Universal Health; Health system; Health problems; Benefit plan; Subsidized regime; Priority setting (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-12
ISBN: 978-1-59782-177-3
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