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Willingness to pay for voluntary community-based health insurance: Findings from an exploratory study in the state of Penang, Malaysia

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  • Shafie, A.A.
  • Hassali, M.A.

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Health care in Malaysia is funded primarily through taxation and is no longer sustainable. One funding option is voluntary community-based health insurance (VCHI), which provides insurance coverage for those who are unable to benefit immediately from either a social or private health insurance plan. This study is performed to assess the willingness of Malaysians to participate in a VCHI plan.

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  • Shafie, A.A. & Hassali, M.A., 2013. "Willingness to pay for voluntary community-based health insurance: Findings from an exploratory study in the state of Penang, Malaysia," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 96(C), pages 272-276.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:96:y:2013:i:c:p:272-276
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.02.045
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    1. Mubarak Aldosari & Yusnidah Ibrahim & Norlida Binti Abdul Manab & Ebrahim Mohammed Al-Matari & Ebrahim Mohammed Al-Matari & Eqab Aiyadh Alotaibi, 2016. "Linking Cooperative Health Insurance Service Characteristics to Expatriates’ Satisfaction: Mediating Role of Customer Knowledge," International Review of Management and Marketing, Econjournals, vol. 6(4), pages 1013-1019.
    2. Jens-Oliver Bock & Dirk Heider & Herbert Matschinger & Hermann Brenner & Kai-Uwe Saum & Walter Haefeli & Hans-Helmut König, 2016. "Willingness to pay for health insurance among the elderly population in Germany," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 17(2), pages 149-158, March.
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    4. Jens-Oliver Bock & Dirk Heider & Herbert Matschinger & Hermann Brenner & Kai-Uwe Saum & Walter E. Haefeli & Hans-Helmut König, 2016. "Willingness to pay for health insurance among the elderly population in Germany," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 17(2), pages 149-158, March.
    5. Mubarak Aldosari & Yusnidah Ibrahim & Norlida Binti Abdul Manab & Ebrahim Mohammed Al-Matari & Ebrahim Mohammed Al-Matari & Eqab Aiyadh Alotaibi, 2016. "Linking Cooperative Health Insurance Service Characteristics to Expatriates’ Satisfaction: Mediating Role of Customer Knowledge," International Review of Management and Marketing, Econjournals, vol. 6(4), pages 1013-1019.

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