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Social Health Insurance in Vietnam

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  • Giang, Thanh Long

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This paper aims to provide an overview of the social health insurance scheme in Vietnam, including historical development and current policy issues. It shows that the scheme has significantly contributed to the impressive progresses of the country’s health sector, but it also will face a variety of administrative and financial challenges posed by labor mobility, widening inequality, poverty severity, and expected aging population. The paper also discusses some policy recommendations to improve effectiveness of the scheme, as well as to cope with challenges for further development.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 9926.

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Date of creation: May 2008
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:9926

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Keywords: social health insurance; health care financing; Vietnam;

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  1. Giang, Thanh Long, 2005. "Pension Liabilities and Generational Relations: The Case of Vietnam," MPRA Paper 970, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Mar 2006.
  2. International Monetary Fund, 2007. "Vietnam," IMF Staff Country Reports 07/386, International Monetary Fund.
  3. Giang, Thanh Long & Pfau, Wade Donald, 2007. "The Elderly Population in Vietnam during Economic Transformation: An Overview," MPRA Paper 24948, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  1. Giang Thanh Long, 2011. "Reaching a Universal Health Insurance in Viet Nam: Challenges and the Role of Government," Asia-Pacific Development Journal, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), vol. 18(1), pages 47-72, June.

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