Opening the Door to Health Insurance Programs: Experiences of Small and Medium Private Providers

Small and medium private health care providers are valuable partners in scaling up health financing programs that support universal health coverage. However, it is often challenging for them to participate because they have fewer resources and the process can be arduous and costly. The requirements and processes for these providers to participate in health financing programs, and the ease (and pitfalls) of doing so have not been well documented. This brief presents the experiences of small and medium providers who participate in health financing programs, particularly government-sponsored programs. It cites examples from the Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Kenya, the Philippines, and Tanzania.

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Author

Jeanna Holtz and Intissar Sarker

Contributor

SHOPS Plus

Published
May 2018
Resource Types
Brief
Country
Ghana
India
Kenya
Philippines
Tanzania
Technical Area
Health Financing
Networks and Franchising
Universal Health Coverage
Health Area
Family Planning
Keywords
health insurance
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