Social health insurance: further options for Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301802
Title:
Social health insurance: further options for Ireland
Authors:
Thomas, Stephen; Normand, Charles; Smith, Samantha
Affiliation:
Trinity College Dublin, Health Policy and Management
Publisher:
The Adelaide Society
Issue Date:
Apr-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301802
Additional Links:
http://adelaide.ie/cms/cms/uploads/files/SHI%20Further%20Options.pdf
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This Report, Social Health Insurance: Further Options for Ireland, follows the landmark Report Social Health Insurance: Options for Ireland published by The Adelaide Hospital Society in November 2006. The financing of healthcare is the most fundamental mechanism of any healthcare system and, therefore, reform of the financial arrangements is the key lever to use in affecting how any health system performs. This is now increasingly recognised in public debate concerning the crisis-laden Irish healthcare system. Many now advocate a comprehensive compulsory social health insurance system carefully designed to meet clear objectives of equal treatment for equal need and so ending the current unacceptable ‘two-tier’ arrangements. The concept and practice of Social Health Insurance (often loosely referred to as “Universal Health Insurance”) is a central issue in the current major debate concerning the reform of the health system in the United States of America. Leading contenders for the Presidency are now advocating Universal Health Insurance based solutions. Of course, Social Health Insurance has underpinned the health systems of many European Union countries providing more effective and less costly healthcare than that which obtains in the USA.
Keywords:
HEALTH INSURANCE; HEALTH ECONOMICS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Stephenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNormand, Charlesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Samanthaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-18T10:30:04Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-18T10:30:04Z-
dc.date.issued2008-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/301802-
dc.descriptionThis Report, Social Health Insurance: Further Options for Ireland, follows the landmark Report Social Health Insurance: Options for Ireland published by The Adelaide Hospital Society in November 2006. The financing of healthcare is the most fundamental mechanism of any healthcare system and, therefore, reform of the financial arrangements is the key lever to use in affecting how any health system performs. This is now increasingly recognised in public debate concerning the crisis-laden Irish healthcare system. Many now advocate a comprehensive compulsory social health insurance system carefully designed to meet clear objectives of equal treatment for equal need and so ending the current unacceptable ‘two-tier’ arrangements. The concept and practice of Social Health Insurance (often loosely referred to as “Universal Health Insurance”) is a central issue in the current major debate concerning the reform of the health system in the United States of America. Leading contenders for the Presidency are now advocating Universal Health Insurance based solutions. Of course, Social Health Insurance has underpinned the health systems of many European Union countries providing more effective and less costly healthcare than that which obtains in the USA.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Adelaide Societyen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://adelaide.ie/cms/cms/uploads/files/SHI%20Further%20Options.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH INSURANCEen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH ECONOMICSen_GB
dc.titleSocial health insurance: further options for Irelanden_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentTrinity College Dublin, Health Policy and Managementen_GB
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