Nigerian Economic Society
Hi Guest,
Home | Paper Submission | Signup |
      
Providing intellectual leadership in economic management in Nigeria
ECONOMICS OF HEALTH INSURANCE:Nigerian Research Issues

ECONOMICS OF HEALTH INSURANCE:Nigerian Research Issues

 

Abstract: Sourcing finance for quality universal health care remains a major challenge in Nigeria, despite the key role health plays in a nation's economic development. The often dysfunctional state of public sector health facilities and the high degree of consumer dissatisfaction with publicly-financed health care have resulted in the loss of a form of social protection for a large portion of the population, especially rural households and informal sector employees. This paper reviews the
economics of health insurance in Nigeria to determine the key research issues and review the established facts, while identifying the major
challenges for an accurate assessment of the economic impact of health insurance.
Nigeria operates a health insurance system which is a public-private combination. Although still small, the market for private health insurance
coverage is gradually expanding across the country. Due to recent developments in the system and resultant evidence regarding performance, policy goals for the health insurance sector in Nigeria may require reassessment. While the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has made progress in extending coverage, the issues of a
functioning regulatory framework and effective institutional arrangements require further improvement. Presently, various community-based health financing schemes are available in Nigeria, but the level of social capital in the community will determine the long-term impact. Other research issues include how to optimally use parallel public and private health insurance within the Nigerian context where health systems are weak, and how to design alternative health insurance strategies to improve financial protection and access to care in such settings. This paper highlights a range of empirical questions that need to be answered if the
economics of the current public-private health care combination, health insurance and health financing are to be properly assessed.

JEL classification: I13

Price: N500.00 | Add to cart
 

 

 

Login

Forget password? | Signup for Free!
Note: You must signup your email and create a password before you can register as an NES member
 

Latest News

63rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

63rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT 26 - 30 September 2022 Venue: Kano, Kano State, Nigeria ...read more


NEW EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMIC SOCIETY

At the end of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) during the 62nd Annual Conference of the Society held...read more


NES 2021 PhD THESIS PRIZE AWARD WINNERS

Winners of the 2021 NES PhD Thesis Award Prize in Economics. 1st Prize - Shitile, Tersoo Shimonka...read more


Vacancy! Vacancy!! Vacancy!!!

The Nigerian Economic Society (NES) is looking for a highly qualified candidate who will fill the fo...read more


2021 Annual Conference Call for Nominations into the New Executive Council of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES)

At the Business Session of the 2021 Annual Conference of the NES which comes up in October 2021 both...read more


NES 2021 PhD THESIS PRIZE AWARD: Call for Submissions

NES PhD THESIS PRIZE AWARD: Call for Submissions The Executive Council of the Nigerian Economic So...read more


E-Mail Subscription

VoguePayVisaMasterCard