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The impact of the type of private health insurance on equity in health care: Drawing on policy implications through the experience of developed countries

Bae ji young 1

1서울대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study attempts to analysis the impact of private health insurance on equity in health care system. In this study, equity in health care system has two dimensions. One is equity in health care financing, the other is equity in health care utilization. The types of private health insurance can be classified complementary type, supplementary type, substitute type and duplicate type. This study expects that each type of private health insurance has different effect on equity in health care system. Through reviewing the experience of developed countries, I draw upon some policy implications about the relationship of private insurance type and equity in health care system. First, the expansion of complementary private insurance could make more regressive health care financing system in Korea. Second, in Korea, there is the bundle of the sector of National Health Insurance coverage and non-coverage. Therefore complementary/ supplementary type insurance can similar function that those who purchase the private insurance use more health care services.

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