This study explores possibilities for strengthening the Lebanese health insurance model and extending social health protection to uncovered workers, including those in the informal economy. The situation assessment analyses the health system and the health financing landscapes. It identifies coverage gaps and needs, particularly for informal workers and assesses the feasibility of extending coverage of the social health insurance scheme.
To support strategic decision making by the national social security fund (NSSF) on the extension of coverage of its health insurance scheme, the report touches on two closely related issues
a) The relationship between NSSF and other financial health protection mechanisms in ensuring Universal Health Coverage in Lebanon
b) Priorities for strengthening and improving the NSSF, including for the currently insured.
The main findings and policy recommendations that the study has been summarized in four policy papers.
1. Extending Social Health Protection in Lebanon: Health Financing Landscape and the Role of the NSSF in Achieving Universal Health Coverage
2. Extending Social Health Protection in Lebanon: Reforming the Health Insurance Scheme of the NSSF for Enhanced Effectiveness and Efficiency
3. Extending Social Health Protection in Lebanon: Bridging the Coverage Gap
4. Extending Social Health Protection in Lebanon: Enhancing Protection for the non-Lebanese Population
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