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Health Insurance Archives - P4H Network
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With the therapy fund reform, the patient’s deductible is canceled
With the therapy fund reform, the patient’s deductible is canceled
Estonia

The Therapy Fund, through which family doctors have been able to refer their patients to clinical psychologists, speech therapists and physiotherapists, is fully managed by the Health Fund of Estonia (the health insurance fund, officially called "Tervisekassa") since...

NHIMA launches nationwide registration and card distribution program
NHIMA launches nationwide registration and card distribution program
Zambia

In a landmark event in Ndola, the National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) launched its nationwide registration and card distribution program for new members. This initiative aims to ensure all Zambians can access quality healthcare services under the...

Japan to discuss health insurance coverage for childbirth
Japan to discuss health insurance coverage for childbirth
Japan

In Japan, the government will begin comprehensive discussions on expanding public health insurance coverage to childbirth for fiscal 2026, as the current coverage generally does not cover childbirth costs.The Health Ministry and the Children and Families Agency will...

CMU: citizens still dissatisfied
CMU: citizens still dissatisfied
Côte d’Ivoire

For the past five years, Ivorians have had access to universal health coverage. The Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene is working hard to ensure that enrolment is effective throughout the country. Despite this, people still need to be convinced by the health...

Affordable Care Act
United States of America

In March 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law (ACA).  This major step in health care reform had the objective to increase access to affordable health insurance in the United States of America.

Singapore’s senior citizens to get additional MediSave top-ups
Singapore’s senior citizens to get additional MediSave top-ups
Singapore

Beginning in July, Singapore will offer additional MediSave top-ups to senior citizens to ensure the affordability of MediShield Life premiums.These top-ups will be provided in addition to the annual GST Voucher-MediSave top-ups for eligible Singaporeans aged 65 and...

Extending universal health coverage to informal workers: a systematic review of health financing schemes in low- and middle- income countries in Southeast Asia
Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

This systematic review aims to synthesize the published evidence of the extent to which health financing schemes aimed at extending universal health coverage (UHC) to informal workers (IWs) in low- and middle-income countries in Southeast Asia have improved...

Medicare and Medicaid
United States of America

Medicare and Medicaid social security amendments were passed in 1965.  This legislation is the foundation for the two health insurance programs which respectively cover persons over the age of 65 years and people with limited income.

National Health Insurance Scheme customer satisfaction survey report
Zambia

A study commissioned by NHIMA revealed that despite significant growth in membership and services, NHIMA faces challenges related to service delivery, availability of medical commodities, and information dissemination. Key findings: Membership and accessibility: The...