Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.
Methods of generating, allocating, and using financial resources in healthcare systems.
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
Any system which allows payors to share some of the financial risk associated with a particular patient population with providers. Providers agree to adhere to fixed fee schedules in exchange for an increase in their payor base and a chance to benefit from cost containment measures. Common risk-sharing methods are prospective payment schedules (PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM), capitation (CAPITATION FEES), diagnosis-related fees (DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUPS), and pre-negotiated fees.
Lightweight meshwork fabric made of cotton, silk, polyester, nylon (polyamides), or other material impregnated with insecticide, having openings too small to allow entry of mosquitoes or other insects, thereby offering protection against insect bite and insect-borne diseases.
An organization of insurers or reinsurers through which particular types of risk are shared or pooled. The risk of high loss by a particular insurance company is transferred to the group as a whole (the insurance pool) with premiums, losses, and expenses shared in agreed amounts.
An approach to health care financing with only one source of money for paying health care providers. The scope may be national (the Canadian System), state-wide, or community-based. The payer may be a governmental unit or other entity such as an insurance company. The proposed advantages include administrative simplicity for patients and providers, and resulting significant savings in overhead costs. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993, p106)
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Payment by individuals or their family for health care services which are not covered by a third-party payer, either insurance or medical assistance.
The reduction or regulation of the population of mosquitoes through chemical, biological, or other means.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.
State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.
Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
Medical services for which no payment is received. Uncompensated care includes charity care and bad debts.
A republic in eastern Africa, south of UGANDA and north of MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Dar es Salaam. It was formed in 1964 by a merger of the countries of TANGANYIKA and ZANZIBAR.
Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)
Provisions of an insurance policy that require the insured to pay some portion of covered expenses. Several forms of sharing are in use, e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Cost sharing does not refer to or include amounts paid in premiums for the coverage. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.
Formerly known as Siam, this is a Southeast Asian nation at the center of the Indochina peninsula. Bangkok is the capital city.
A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.
Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
A republic in western Africa, south of BURKINA FASO and west of TOGO. Its capital is Accra.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.
A republic in southern Africa, the southernmost part of Africa. It has three capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial). Officially the Republic of South Africa since 1960, it was called the Union of South Africa 1910-1960.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
Size and composition of the family.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)
Individuals or groups, excluded from participation in the economic, social, and political activities of membership in a community.

The potential role of risk-equalization mechanisms in health insurance: the case of South Africa. (1/316)

International agencies such as the World Bank have widely advocated the use of health insurance as a way of improving health sector efficiency and equity in developing countries. However, in developing countries with well-established, multiple-player health insurance markets, such as South Africa, extension of insurance coverage is now inhibited by problems of moral hazard, and associated cost escalation and fragmentation of insurer risk-pools. Virtually no research has been done on the problem of risk selection in health insurance outside developed countries. This paper provides a brief overview of the problem of risk fragmentation as it has been studied in developed countries, and attempts to apply this to middle-income country settings, particularly that of South Africa. A number of possible remedial measures are discussed, with risk-equalization funds being given the most attention. An overview is given of the risk-equalization approach, common misconceptions regarding its working and the processes that might be required to assess its suitability in different national settings. Where there is widespread public support for social risk pooling in health care, and government is willing and able to assume a regulatory role to achieve this, risk-equalization approaches may achieve significant efficiency and equity gains without destroying the positive features of private health care financing, such as revenue generation, competition and free choice of insurer.  (+info)

Inborn errors of metabolism: medical and administrative "orphans". (2/316)

CONTEXT: Inborn errors of metabolism are genetic conditions that affect the normal biochemical functions of the body in any organ and at any age. More than 500 metabolic diseases are known; almost all are classified as orphan diseases under the US Food and Drug Administration guidelines (incidence < 200,000 persons) and each has its own requirements for diagnosis and treatment. Management of these complex, lifelong, multisystem disorders often requires a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach involving several subspecialists and which may include complex laboratory evaluations, genetic counseling, nutritional therapy, and unusual therapeutic approaches that have been used in only a small number of cases. RESULTS: Not infrequently, inborn errors of metabolism fall outside current standard diagnostic and treatment guidelines of managed care plans. This results in delays in diagnosis and appropriate management, with increased costs to patients and to society. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with inborn errors of metabolism should not be discriminated against and all health plans should specify that access to specialists and metabolic centers are a covered benefit of the plan. The acceptance of treatment guidelines, the development of international disease classification codes for the disorders, and the performance of cost-benefit analyses would all greatly facilitate this process. However, without recognition that these disorders require such services, and steps to provide them by the insurance industry, the care of children with metabolic disorders and other chronic diseases will continue to be a source of frustration and anger among the caregivers and the families they serve.  (+info)

Health care in Canada: incrementalism under fiscal duress. (3/316)

Driven by fiscal pressures in the 1990s, Canada's provincial Medicare systems cut inpatient care, expanded community services, and consolidated hospitals under regional authorities in nine of ten provinces. Public confidence has been badly shaken by the transition. No province has successfully integrated services across the continuum of care. Home care and prescription drug coverage vary from province to province. Efforts to reform physician payment have stalled, and capacity to measure and manage the quality of care is generally underdeveloped. Thus, for the next few years, policymakers must stabilize the acute care sector, while cautiously pursuing an agenda of piece-meal reforms.  (+info)

Health care reform in Japan: the virtues of muddling through. (4/316)

Japan's universal and egalitarian health care system helps to keep its population healthy at an exceptionally low cost. Its financing and delivery systems have been adapted over the years in a gradual way that preserves balance. In particular, its mandatory fee schedule has proved to be effective in controlling spending by manipulating prices. Today, with severe fiscal problems, pressures are mounting for more radical reforms. However, these proposals attack the wrong problems and are impractical. Real problems include inequitable health insurance financing and insufficient regard for quality of hospital care. We suggest incremental reforms that would improve these situations.  (+info)

Incremental change in the Australian health care system. (5/316)

Australia is similar to the United States in that it is a federation of states, its medical profession is well organized and politically powerful, and it has a substantial private sector. Unlike the United States, Australia provides universal access to health care and has controlled its total health care spending to around 8.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). This paper reviews the role of private health insurance and recent initiatives to support this; the strategies used to control costs in the fee-for-service sector; and the capacity for experimentation in health care financing within a national system that guarantees universal access.  (+info)

The uninsured, the working uninsured, and the public. (6/316)

Recent opinion surveys show a high level of public support for the current employer-based health insurance system. Many Americans are not aware that this system is endangered or that the number of uninsured persons is growing. The public appears to favor a two-track system for the working uninsured--strengthening the existing employer-based system and developing a parallel system for those without employer coverage.  (+info)

Can social insurance for long-term care work? The experience of Germany. (7/316)

In 1994 Germany enacted a universal-coverage social insurance program for long-term care to largely replace its means-tested system. The program has achieved many of its stated policy goals: shifting the financial burden of long-term care off the states and municipalities; expanding home and community-based services; lessening dependence on means-tested welfare; and increasing support of informal caregivers. Many of these goals were reached without exploding caseloads or uncontrolled expenditures. We examine the German long-term insurance program, focusing on issues of financing, eligibility and assessment, benefits, availability of services, and quality assurance.  (+info)

The elderly in five nations: the importance of universal coverage. (8/316)

This paper reports 1999 survey results on the population age sixty-five and older in five nations--Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The majority of respondents were generally satisfied with the quality, affordability, and availability of health services in their nations. In many measures of access to and cost of care, the United States looks much like the other nations surveyed. However, as the elderly view their health systems, the direction they have taken in recent years with respect to caring for the elderly, and the future affordability of care in old age, U.S. respondents tended to be more pessimistic than were those in other nations.  (+info)

Based on the WHO three-dimensional cube measurements of UHC, it appears that most high income countries such as German, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia have achieved UHC goals through equitable health financing mechanisms [14]. Low and middle income countries (LMIC) started the journey towards Universal Health Coverage goals in 2005 following the 57th World Health Assemblys resolution number 58:33 which urged member states to reform health financing arrangements towards UHC [1]. Currently with regards to the WHO three-dimensional cube, Ghana through National Health Insurance scheme [15] and Rwanda through Community Based Health Insurance schemes [16] are among few LMIC which have successfully developed a health financing system that advances the goals of Universal Health Coverage concept [17].. Most studies explored tools and methods to measure progress towards Universal Health Coverage [12, 18] thus concluded that lack of consensus on international benchmark for developing and comparing ...
Abstract Reproductive health services are crucial for maternal and child health, but universal health coverage is still not within reach in most societies. Ethiopias goal of universal health coverage promises access to all necessary services for everyone while providing protection against financial risk. When moving towards universal health coverage, health plans and policies require contextualized knowledge about baseline indicators and their distributions. To understand more about the factors that explain coverage, we study the relationship between socioeconomic and geographic factors and the use of reproductive health services in Ethiopia, and further explore inequalities in reproductive health coverage. Based on these findings, we discuss the normative implications of these findings for health policy. Using population-level data from the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (2011) in a multivariate logistic model, we find that family planning and use of antenatal care are associated with ...
A growing share of countries across the globe are declaring a commitment to pursuing Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and introducing policies and approaches to advance toward that goal. International donors and multilateral organizations are supporting these initiatives, with UHC under serious consideration for the post-2015 development agenda [1]. Such attention raises the issue of the most appropriate metrics for progress towards universal health coverage. Individual indicators currently used to capture aspects of UHC are myriad. There is however no existing measure that captures multiple dimensions of UHC. Even the composite indicators that have been developed in this area are focused on service coverage. Such composite measures are limited in how they are constructed and what health services are covered. Therefore, existing approaches do not appear to meet the current and future needs of policy makers, who need concise metrics to monitor whether countries are advancing in covering their ...
Today, on the first ever Universal Health Coverage Day, the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, one of the founding global partners for the Day, has released a report on: Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: Do not leave those suff
Binagwaho and colleagues perspective piece provided a timely reflection on the experience of Rwanda in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and a proposal of 5 principles to carry forward in post-2015 health development. This commentary echoes their viewpoints and offers three lessons for health policy reforms consistent with these principles beyond 2015. Specifically, we argue that universal health coverage (UHC) is an integrated solution to advance the global health development agenda, and the three essential strategies drawn from Asian countries health reforms toward UHC are: (1) Public financing support and sequencing health insurance expansion by first extending health insurance to the extremely poor, vulnerable, and marginalized population are critical for achieving UHC; (2) Improved quality of delivered care ensures supply-side readiness and effective coverage; (3) Strategic purchasing and results-based financing creates incentives and accountability for positive changes. These
Abstract:One of the key objectives of introducing a compulsory health insurance is to provide citizens, regardless of socioeconomic status, with financial risk protection against unexpected catastrophic expenditures in the face of illness. South Korea and Taiwan achieved universal health coverage (UHC) through mandatory social insurance schemes in 1989 and 1995, respectively. Despite both countries efforts to achieve the goal of financial risk protection for more than two decades, past research has demonstrated that household out-of-pocket (OOP) payment still accounts
The achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a key aim of the global health agenda, and an important target of the Sustainable Development Goals. There is increasing recognition that some groups may fall behind in efforts to achieve UHC, including the 1 billion people globally living with disabilities. A fundamental question for debate is - can UHC be achieved without the inclusion of people with disabilities? People with disabilities are more likely to experience poor health. They will therefore have greater need for general healthcare services, as well as rehabilitation and specialist services, related to their underlying impairment. People with disabilities also frequently face additional difficulties in accessing healthcare, incur greater costs when seeking healthcare and often report experiencing worse quality services than others. As a consequence of these different challenges, people with disabilities face specific and added difficulties across three dimensions of UHC: coverage, access
Marginalized people (ethnic minorities, inhabitants of informal settlements, people employed in illegal occupations, etc.) may have different access to health care or receive different treatment by health care workers compared to others. Power relations between individuals (for example, husbands and wives or health care professionals and patients) influences the effectiveness of policies and programmes to achieve universal health coverage. Despite being inclusive of the poorest, community based insurance in India still generated inequities among rural populations with those more financially better off, closer access to care and men submitting more claims than other populations. Moreover, access facilitated by insurance was not always appropriate with insured women having higher rates of hysterectomies and hospitalisation for fever due to the lack of effective and quality primary care services. ...
Thank-you for an interesting and thought provoking post on the achievements of Rwanda in Universal Health Coverage. I certainly agree that developing a financing mechanism for healthcare inclusive of public health services is key to making UHC a reality in Low and Middle Income Countries. One of the challenges of implementing international laws and policies is how to hold governments accountable for providing basic health services beyond operational maps and guidelines. Better yet, how do the citizens hold their ministries of health accountable for the social protection plans, cost-sharing,and benefit packages to the level that it guarantees financial-risk protection,improves health outcomes, and leads to greater consumer satisfaction with the quality of healthcare received? How many governments are explicit on what services are provided and what quality is acceptable? Is this information publicly available beyond statements such as maternal care, womens health, preventive services even ...
Overall, all-cancer mortality (R = .3745, P = .0001) and treatable cancer mortality were significantly associated with unemployment (R = .1256, P = .0265), whereas untreatable cancer mortality was not (R = .0820, P = .1919). Lag analysis indicated that the associations of mortality with unemployment were maintained for 5 years after unemployment increases for breast cancer in women, colorectal cancer in women, lung cancer in men, and overall cancer mortality.. Effect of Universal Health Coverage. Countries with universal health coverage were defined as those with legislation mandating universal health coverage, , 90% health-care coverage, and , 90% skilled birth attendance. In analysis adjusting for universal health coverage status, no significant associations were found between cancer mortality and unemployment within the first year of an increase in unemployment for any of the six subtypes, all cancers, or treatable or untreatable cancers.. Association With Public-Sector Expenditure on Health ...
World Health Organization, Cashin, Cheryl, Bloom, Danielle, Sparkes, Susan, Barroy, Hélène. et al. (‎2017)‎. Aligning public financial management and health financing: sustaining progress toward universal health coverage. World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/254680. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 ...
A coalition of leading health and development organizations is urging governments to accelerate universal health coverage so that everyone, everywhere, can access quality health services without financial hardship.. ...
Ive been blogging a bit about Universal Health Coverage (UHC) recently. In my old wine in a new bottle post, I argued that UHC is ultimately about ensuring that rich and poor alike get the care they need, and that nobody suffers undue financial hardship from getting the care they need. In my Mrs Gauri post, I used my colleague Varun Gauris mother as a guinea pig to see whether the general public feels that UHC is a morally powerful concept and whether it could be expressed in a way that the general public would find accessible. My sense from Ms Gauris comment on the post, is that the answer to both questions could well be Yes. So far so good. Some bad news-resources are finite But before we place orders for colorful placards and huge banners with my suggested slogans Everyone should get the care they need! and End impoverishment due to health spending!, we should break some bad news to Ms Gauri and the rest of the general public: resources are finite, and especially in poor countries the
But what about Canada, the U.K., France, and all the other industrialized countries (remember, thats all of them except the U.S.) that have universal health coverage: If all the commenters claims here were true (theyre not, but entertain me for a moment), what would be motivating those countries to keep such atrociously ineffective systems? Whose interest in Canada is served by keeping a system that doesnt work? Who would be the nexus of political pressure that keeps such bad policy in place ...
In a recent blogpost I asked whether Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is old wine in a new bottle, and if so whether thats so bad. I argued that UHC is ultimately about making sure that
Statement by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, at the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 held in Tokyo, Japan. The key objective of the forum was to stimulate global and country-level progress towards UHC, including pandemic
by Common Dreams. We have to evict private insurers and other profiteers from our healthcare system, says U.S. doctor and single-payer advocate.. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer. Providing universal health coverage is a key way to address increasing global inequality, the head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday.. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan made the comment-which echoes previous comments shes made-during a keynote address on the first of a two-day conference on universal health coverage taking place in Singapore.. Universal health coverage is one of the most powerful social equalizers among all policy options. It is the ultimate expression of fairness, Agence France-Presse quotes her as saying.. Achieving such coverage demands deliberate policy decisions, she said, adding, At a time when policies in so many sectors are actually increasing social inequalities, I would be delighted to see health lead the world towards greater fairness in ways that matter to each and ...
In this second post on the uninsured and the potential for universal healthcare, I discuss the pragmatic realities of our current healthcare system, other countries universal healthcare systems, and the incredible lack of understanding amongst the American populace about the differences.. I will not try to sugar coat the first issue, despite my opposition to universal health coverage. Study after study has concluded that the uninsured do not receive the same standard of care in this country as the insured do. Emergency care is obviously available, but ERs and county hospitals are poor treatment centers for chronic illnesses and the likes which, along with un- or late diagnosed major diseases such as hypertension and cancer, account for the increase in mortality seen from the insured to the uninsured.. Here is an article on an Institute of Medicine study on the issue.. What is surprising is that, in surveys, the majority of Americans with insurance believe that the uninsured receive healthcare ...
S 1893, Childrens Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (Expansion/extension of SCHIP ); S558/HR 1424, Mental Health Parity Act of 2007 (Secure equal treatment for mental health benefits); HR 1038/S 623, Access to Life-Saving Medicine Act (Biogenerics-approving generic Bio pharmaceuticals); S 316, Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act (Regulate Generic/Brand patent settlements); S 1501/S 1695, Affordable Biologics for Consumers Act (Generic Bio-pharmaceuticals); S 334, Healthy Americans Act (Universal health coverage replaces employer coverage); S 1899, Universal Health Coverage Act of 2007 (Mandatory health insurance coverage); S 242/HR 380, Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act of 2007 (Drug importation-Canada, et al.); HR 1076/S616, HIPAA Recreational Injury Technical/Correction Act (Mandatory coverage for recretional activity); HR 676, United States National Health Insurance Act (National health insurance); HR 1368, Personalized Health Information Act of 2007 ...
Our results demonstrate that there is a significant potential to improve the financial protection of rural Guangxi population through the expansion of NCMS from 2009 to 2013. In these five years, NCMS has raised its premium from 100 RMB to 340 RMB per person, and broaden its reimbursement scope both in inpatient and outpatient services. The dropping down of catastrophic health payments headcounts and the share of OOP in total payment provides evidence to the effectiveness of financial risk pooling intervention by NCMS, and this approach indeed help reduced the financial barriers to health care services.. The healthcare financing systems in Luchuan and Rongxian counties were found to be regressive. It was likely that the regressive nature of social insurance payments was the chief contributor to this since, even though all of the payments were disproportional, the absolute values of the Kakwani index for social insurance were bigger than for other payments (Table 1). The uneven distribution of ...
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim called on countries gathered at the 66th World Health Assembly to ensure universal access to quality, affordable health services to help end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity.
The Treatment Action Campaign issued the following news:. Despite numerous legislations and the Constitution that are meant to guarantee the progressive realization of improved access to quality health care services, TAC remains guarded. Five years into the phased implementation of National Health Insurance, there is broad scepticism about whether the...
Governments are increasingly turning to data to help guide them in the development and strengthening of Universal Health Coverage. Health data has the potential to influence policies and programs that can increase the accessibility and quality of services, enable better financial management, and identify new efficiencies within the health system. Despite great advancement in this area, many countries still face complicated, foundational challenges with harnessing the value of their health data.. Over the course of 2017, the Data Foundations Collaborative came together to share their experience and expertise in using health care data. Practitioners from ten countries (Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines, South Korea, and Sudan) collaboratively prepared examples of data use best practices and the entrenched challenges that countries still face. A new publication, Using Health Data to Improve Universal Health Coverage: Three Case Studies, presents the lessons ...
The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN), like the BID Learning Network (BLN), is a country-led effort to promote knowledge exchange among peers. Last month, the Information Technology initiative of the JLN convened to discuss a topic familiar to BID - the importance of data use for strong health information systems and improved health outcomes. The following post first appeared on the JLN blog. Having high-quality health care and health insurance data readily available, and knowing how to use it for planning and decision-making, are key goals for countries working toward Universal Health Coverage. From April 4-6, 2018, 30 practitioners from 10 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Americas gathered in Seoul, South Korea, for the second Data Foundations Collaborative workshop ...
There was a wide-ranging discussion of how and whether universal health coverage should be reflected in the Urban HEART indicators. There was a broad agreement that there should be at least one amongst the core indicator set that deals with universal health coverage, given the global focus on it, but its hard to identify what the key domains of UHC are. Its generally regarded as having three dimensions - access to health services, utilisation of health services and financing of health services. There was recognition across the workshops that whilst UHC financing clearly has an impact, it often lies beyond the scope of local government to influence. They have a greater role in access and utilisation, often by providing co-funding or premises and in some cases payments to cover the direct health care costs of the poor ...
On Sunday April 7, the World Health Organization has chosen the theme of universal health coverage to spread awareness amongst decision-makers in health, including ministers of health and other government decision-makers, to commit to taking action to address gaps in universal health coverage in their countries ...
When sick, while the patient is already loosing health, they need assistance to recover. In such a situation, if required health services are not available or available but not good in quality or available but expensive to afford, it causes distress to the patients. In such circumstances where people continue to fall sick, but are unable to access the system due to various systemic challenges, it may cause prolonged sickness and disease burden in the country. In addition it also causes financial burden to the household. For example, around 39 million (30.6 million in rural and 8.4 million in urban areas, respectively). Indians fell into poverty as a result of out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures in 2004-05.2. The solution could be two-fold: 1) the country must make available a healthcare system that is capable of providing quality services to its majority population; and 2) the country establishes mechanisms that ensures peoples access to this healthcare system irrespective of their paying ...
Roundtable Discussion on Universal Health Coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean: Health Benefits Plans AHF President, Dick Salvatierra facilitated a Roundtable Discussion on Universal Health Coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean: Health Benefit Plans. The meeting was held in Washington, DC at the Melrose Hotel.
Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has called for the collaboration of all stakeholders in the health sector in the achievement of universal health coverage in the country.. Speaking yesterday [14-05-19] in Asaba when he received in audience stakeholders in the health sector under the National Malaria Programme led by Dr. Evelyn Ngige, Senator Okowa said that to achieve universal health coverage in the country and eliminate malaria by the year 2020, all stakeholders including global health partners need to cooperate and support governments efforts and programmes that impact positively on the people.. While expressing his delight that Delta State was chosen as one of the pilot states for the National Malaria programme, the governor assured the committee and global partners of the readiness of his administration to collaborate with them to achieve success in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.. He said, I am glad that Delta State is one of the states chosen for this programme, ...
The MENA Health Policy Forum is an independent, non-profit organization orginally registered in Switzerland in 2008 with membership drawn from health policy researchers and policy experts from the MENA countries. As of March 2016,the forum has been registered in Egypt. ...
PubMed Central Canada (PMC Canada) provides free access to a stable and permanent online digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences research publications. It builds on PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature and is a member of the broader PMC International (PMCI) network of e-repositories.
The theme of AMWHO 2015 was Universal Health Coverage. Over the 3-day conference, most participants were grouped into regional committees, based on the WHO regional offices. Some participants assumed the roles of NGO representatives or media correspondents. This case study of the Americas Region (AMRO) committee highlights illustrative examples of the experience of participants.. Day 1 Committee Session: Setting the Resolution Agenda. Upon arrival, each delegate had identified the issues relevant to his/her particular country in the form of position papers. The first committee session began in a disjointed fashion when delegates were given their initial opportunity to speak as a wide variety of concerns were presented.. Under the theme of universal health coverage, the dominant topics in AMRO were primary care accessibility, definitions of essential medicine, health outcomes measurement, health financing, and health workforce and resources. Delegates formed a consensus on the following ...
Participants identified that historically, the focus around provision of UHC has been on financing. However, this means there are still significant issues around quality of UHC, fragmentation of healthcare systems management and organisation of healthcare providers, the influence of political factors in UHC provision, and the need for clear assessment metrics to measure global progression on this issue.. Delegates outlined that improved research capacity, improved adoption of digital technologies, and more focus on effective human resources for training of healthcare providers should be made priorities to improve quality of care provided. They highlighted the opportunities that more collaboration could provide - better sharing of success stories and advocacy approaches, improved integration of quality of care into academic curricula, and establishment of mentorship programmes.. In the long term, it was felt that more governance and accountability is needed around quality care provision, and ...
May 22, 2012. This week health ministers from around the world are meeting at the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly (WHA) to discuss health issues that impact people everywhere. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan opened the meeting on Monday by calling for universal health coverage.. Universal health coverage is the best way to cement the gains made during the previous decade. It is the ultimate expression of fairness. This is the anchor for the work of WHO as we move forward, said Dr. Chan. ...
CURE International India began its service from April 2009 with a goal to eradicate disability caused by clubfoot in India. At present over 28,000 children are enrolled in this program nationwide. With over 150 children being born with clubfoot in India every day, the role of CURE International India in establishing free clubfoot clinics is very relevant and significant. Through this initiative, CURE International India aims to enlighten the public that clubfoot can be treated and if neglected, leads to permanent disability.. CURE International India Clubfoot program utilizes the Ponseti Method of treatment. The Ponseti Method has been recognized by the WHO, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of India as the preferred method of correction and is ideally suited for any developing country because of its inexpensive, non-surgical approach. At the global level more than sixteen countries now have formal, organized statewide programs making this treatment ...
Dear Americans, I know youre being bombarded by anecdotes about Canadian health care right now, and the plural of anecdote is not data. The plural of anecdote is apparently television commercials, which I hear youre seeing a lot of right now, some featuring a Canadian whose story might not be quite true.. Most of my anecdotes involve other people. Ive broken my arm, sustained some relatively minor burns, contracted pneumonia and dealt with the aches, pains and ailments that everyone gets, but Ive been fortunate enough to have avoided anything serious.. Not everyone I know has been so lucky.. A friend was diagnosed with leukemia last summer. Since then, she has endured grueling chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant and is now cancer-free. She is just 26 years old.. A family member recently had knee surgery and is now the proud owner of two titanium knee joints. Only months before, he suffered a heart attack and had quadruple bypass surgery. Hes not just alive, hes enjoying life and his ...
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The Guardian, September 15, 2017. Speaking to opponents of universal healthcare in the U.S. today is much like speaking to a moon-landing denier or any other conspiracy theorist - they insist on arguing impossibility in the face of proven reality.. As Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and 15 other senators release details of their universal healthcare bill - one that guarantees access to healthcare for all Americans while simultaneously creating cost savings - there will be many healthcare conspiracists claiming that such a plan is infeasible. So as we consider these arguments in the coming weeks, we must always be prepared to make sure they pass the look! test.. That is, when someone argues that something cannot be done, we neednt argue. Rather, we simply need to point and say: Look!. Someone doesnt believe we landed on the moon? But look! Theres an American flag up there! Someone doesnt believe we can insure every single American while simultaneously reining in the exorbitant costs of ...
Many low- and middle-income countries are reforming their health financing mechanisms as part of broader strategies to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Voluntary social health insurance, despite evidence of resulting inequities, is attractive to policy makers as it generates additional funds for health, and provides access to a greater range of benefits for the formally employed. The South African government introduced a voluntary health insurance scheme (GEMS) for government employees in 2005 with the aim of improving access to care and extending health coverage. In this paper we ask whether the new scheme has assisted in efforts to move towards UHC. Using a cross-sectional survey across four of South Africas nine provinces, we interviewed 1329 government employees, from the education and health sectors. Data were collected on socio-demographics, insurance coverage, health status and utilisation of health care. Multivariate logistic regression was used to determine if service utilisation was
President Paul Kagame has urged global leaders and policymakers to take the lead in making Universal Health Care (UHC) for all a reality.. President Kagame made the call on Monday in New York while addressing Heads of State and Government as well as Heads of Delegations from across the world at a High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Care, ahead of the 74th United Nations General Assembly.. Addressing the gathering themed Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World, President Kagame alluded to the milestones Rwanda has registered in terms of ensuring access to healthcare for all, pointing out that healthcare for all is a must.. Universal access to health care is a defining feature of the modern social contract. Good health affords people dignity, and enables them to use their talents to the full,. Today, we renew our joint commitment to affordable care. No parent should have to choose between food and medicine for their families, President Kagame said.. The Head ...
The Lund Report, July 21, 2015. T.R Reid is hoping that Colorado is the first state in the nation to provide a healthcare system that covers everyone. But hed still be happy if Oregon got there first.. Some state has to get this going and prove that it will work and then it will spread, Reid said.. An author and chairman of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, Reid will be in Oregon this weekend touting healthcare for all. Advocates in Colorado will put a measure on the 2016 ballot. Though the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, was intended to get every American insured, the Congressional Budget Office predicts 31 million people will still be uninsured as of 2025.. The Obamacare solution doesnt get us there, said Reid, who has traveled the world studying universal healthcare in other countries. Its a national disgrace that we would have 31 million people uninsured in the worlds richest country.. Reid said he thinks the way to universal coverage in the United ...
Dont tell anyone, but American conservatives will soon be embracing single-payer healthcare, or some other form of socialized healthcare. Yes, thats a bold claim given that a GOP-controlled Congress and President are poised to un-socialize a great deal of healthcare, and may even pull it off. But within five years, plenty of Republicans will be loudly supporting or quietly assenting to universal Medicare. And thats a good thing, because socializing healthcare is the only demonstrably effective way to control costs and cover everyone. It results in a healthier country and it saves a ton of money.. That may seem offensively counterintuitive. Its generally assumed that universal healthcare will by definition cost more.. In fact, in every first-world nation that has socialized medicine-whether it be a heavily regulated multi-insurer system like Germany, single-payer like Canada, or a purely socialized system like the United Kingdom--it costs less. A lot, lot less, in fact: While healthcare eats ...
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Sireesha Perabathina - The project pilot tested a model to move closer to universal health coverage in three facilities in Trivandrum district. The model was based on a bottom up approach, which focused on expanding services offered, strengthening primary care centers, and addressing the needs of the catchment population, , healthcare, kerala, national health service, pilot scheme
Frameworks Essential reading Kutzin, J. (2013). Health financing for universal coverage and health system performance: concepts and implications for policy. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 91(8). pp. 602-611, available at: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3738310/pdf/BLT.12.113985.pdf Chapter 1 in: Mossialos, Elias (Hg.) (2003): Funding health care. Options for Europe. Buckingham: Open Univ. Press (European Observatory on Health Care Systems series), available at: www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/98310/E74485.pdf Lagomarsino, Gina; Garabrant, Alice; Adyas, Atikah; Muga, Richard; Otoo, Nathaniel (2012): Moving towards universal health coverage. Health insurance reforms in nine developing countries in Africa and Asia. In: The Lancet 380 (9845), S. 933-943. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61147-7, available at: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673612611477 Raising resources, pooling and allocation Kutzin, J.; Yip, W.; Cashin, C. (2016): Alternative Financing ...
A preliminary analysis of the effect of the new rural cooperative medical scheme on inpatient care at a county hospital. Chiyu Ye; Shengnan Duan; Yuan Wu; Huimei Hu; Xiaofang Liu; Hua You; Linghao Wang; Bogg, Lennart; Hengjin Dong // BMC Health Services Research;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1 Background China in 2009 committed to reach universal health coverage by promoting three forms of health insurance; NCMS for the rural population, UEBMI for formally employed urban residents and URBMI for other urban residents. NCMS has expanded to near universal coverage in rural China since... ...
The US made universal coverage of health (UHC) an integral health goal in 2012 which is among the Sustainable Advancement Goals targets. will not align with politics aspirations. Where reported insurance of providers CD40 is certainly great Also, quality of treatment is low as well as the poorest fare worst type of often. A couple of strong types of ongoing successes in countries such as for example Bhutan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Linked to this achievement are factors such as for example lower OOPE and higher shelling out for wellness. To make improvement in attaining UHC, financial and non-financial barriers to accessing and receiving high-quality healthcare need to be reduced, the amount of investment in essential health services needs to be increased and allocation of resources must disproportionately benefit the poorest. Key questions What is already known about this topic? The United Nations made universal health coverage a key health goal in 2012 and it is one of the Sustainable ...
The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) recently launched the EMTCT - Plus: Framework for Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Chagas. The objective of the EMTCT-plus initiative is to achieve and sustain the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Syphilis, Chagas, and perinatal Hepatitis B (HBV) as a public health threat. It embraces the principles and lines of action of the Strategy for Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage, building upon the lessons learned from the PAHO 2010 Strategy and Plan of Action for the EMTCT of HIV and Congenital Syphilis. Continue reading.. ...
On 8 September 1993, Bill Clinton, the forty-second president of the United States, selected Joycelyn Elders as the nations surgeon general of the Public Health Service. In this capacity, Elders argued for legislation supporting universal health coverage and advocated on behalf of President Clintons health care reform effort. While Elders lobbied for comprehensive health education, she also supported sex education in secondary schools. Her rather blunt opinions, especially concerning masturbation and safe sex, earned her the nickname Condom Queen. In 1994, after fifteen months of service, she resigned from this appointment. Elders returned to the University of Arkansas Medical Center, where she had previously served as a professor of pediatrics.. Elders was born Minnie Lee Jones in Schaal, Arkansas. Her mother, Haller, and her father, Curtis Jones were sharecroppers subject to the appalling poverty and exploitation of that position in the South Minnie the oldest .... ...
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Ekpenyong made the commendation in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State while addressing health workers in the just concluded training for health workers on covid19 and other infectious diseases.. The DG who stated that the status is well deserving,congratulated Health workers across the country and in particular staff of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency for their worthy and selfless services in reaching out to children across the state.. Dr Ekpenyong said,grassroot health workers are panacea for any nation to attain Universal Health Coverage and thus the worthy accolades being bestowed on them.. She however urged them to expand their scope of coverage and adopt newer techniques to encourage voluntary participation by parents and care givers to bring their wards for other immunization services.. While some of us were in the office trying to make policies and attend to other administrative duties,you all rode on motor bikes,climbed hills and crossed bridges ...
Among the regions, North America hold a significant market share in 2019 on account of the increasing government initiatives to encourage medical tourism, increasing consciousness and awareness of their health and appearance, increasing aging population, and growth in generic market players in the region. The North America Hemoglobin A1c Testing market is driven by the proliferation of lifestyle diseases such as diabates, increased Hemoglobin A1c Testing spending, changing population demographics, and a demand for better medical services, creating opportunities for global market players in medical tourism and Hemoglobin A1c Testing provision.The introduction of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) plan in Latin American countries is an ambition for health systems to reach where everyone can get Hemoglobin A1c Testing services regardless of their ability to pay and while avoiding the incurrence of catastrophic costs. Such initiations by the government are anticipated to drives the growth of the ...
Could your doctors attitude hurt your health? An intriguing new study demonstrates that physician sensitivity and empathy is associated with reduced clinical
HIV and other C-NCDs have serious socioeconomic consequences, often creating a financial barrier for individuals in need of proper care and treatment, and forcing them to pay high out-of-pocket fees. Despite advancements in service delivery, only twenty countries worldwide currently have Universal Health Coverage (UHC) plans in which everyone can receive basic health services.. While some advocates in the AIDS community may see UHC as a threat to the provision of HIV & AIDS resources, others see it as a solution. Sir George Alleyne from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reminds us that UHC is feasible, socially desirable, and economically possible.. We have acceptance that UHC is possible. It is a myth that poor countries cannot afford UHC. There is no country that cannot afford UHC, Sir Alleyne says. It is a matter of social justice.. According to Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, President and CEO of Management Sciences for Health, UHC is becoming the driving vision for prevention, care ...
Background Harmonisation is a key principle of the Paris Declaration. The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Partnership, an initiative of the European Union, the Government of Luxembourg and the World...
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I am not responsible for your education but my family came to America in 1634 and my ancestor signed the charter for the first 13 militias in Mass. and was the officer in charge of one of them. My line line was living very near Daniel Shays and must have been involved in the Rebellion that Jefferson supported and resulted in 12 amendments 10 of which became the Bill of Rights. That was what he was talking about. The farmers of Mass. (and several of my relatives were farmers in the area) were being ripped off by the Eastern Mass. banks very much in the same way as we are today.. He did not take revolution lightly, but they were in the closing stages of one and he was trying to come out of it with something that would work. Since the Mass. Bay Company had incorporated a list of liberties very similar (and more extensive) to the Bill of Rights. So, he knew it should have been in the original draft and that it shouldnt be ratified without it. It shows his passion about the issue. The context is the ...
The November midterms elections are approaching, and one of the major topics is health care. Democrats are campaigning on retaining Obamacare, in many cases advocating that we move towards universal health care. That would be pure socialism, retort Republicans, who would rather repeal the Affordable Care Act as they attempted in 2017, even if this leads to 20 million Americans losing coverage. Is Universal Health Care Socialism? Only if we believe that every other developed market-based economy in the world is socialist since the U.S. is the only one without universal coverage. We spend almost $10,000 per year per capita on health care, about twice as much as most developed countries. However, in terms of major health outcomes, such as infant mortality or life expectancy, we are laggards. In a recent OECD survey, we ranked 27th out of 35 countries in life expectancy. Japan spends about $4,000 per year per capita in health care, yet the average Japanese has a life expectancy of 84 years, versus ...
At Breast Cancer Action, we envision a healthcare system in which everyone has access to healthcare that is compassionate, culturally competent, evidence-based, supports patient decision-making, and devotes adequate resources to prevention. We believe the United States healthcare system should guarantee affordable healthcare to everyone in this country, and that everyone should have comprehensive coverage which supports their health and well-being.. In the U.S., our health system is controlled by institutions which are beholden to investors and profit motive above patient health-including drug companies, hospitals and insurance companies. The impacts of our profit-driven healthcare system are dire: millions of people lack basic healthcare coverage; treatment costs are set unmanageably high by for-profit companies; medical bills often lead to bankruptcy, even when people do have health insurance; and tens of thousands of people die of treatable medical issues simply because they cannot afford ...
A coalition of groups associated with Occupy Wall Street took to the streets of midtown Manhattan on Thursday evening calling for the abolition of the for-profit healthcare system in the US and the creation of a government-run single-payer system.
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Statement by AHHA and PHAA Long-term vision needed if Australia wants to keep universal healthcare For Australians to have an accessible, equitable and efficient universal healthcare system our political leaders need to consider sustainable and durable long-term funding arrangements that support an efficient and holistic health system, rather than just short-term fixes, said Alison Verhoeven, […]. ...
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This chapter discusses private health insurance, social health insurance, and tax-financed health care. These three health insurance systems differ in terms of three Cs: costs, coverage, and choice. ... More. This chapter discusses private health insurance, social health insurance, and tax-financed health care. These three health insurance systems differ in terms of three Cs: costs, coverage, and choice. Private health insurance is the most costly one to manage. Coverage is limited to people who have taken out insurance, but the choice to do so is of course voluntary. The contrasting system is taxation: it is cheap, it involves universal coverage, but it is compulsory. Social health insurance (SHI) lies between the two contrasting systems, but in practice is quite similar to tax-funded health care on two crucial issues. First, there is no link between size of the individuals contribution and their expected use of health care. Hence, the inefficiencies in the labour market associated with direct ...
Under the current private insurance system, 1) patients who cannot afford good medical insurance, even under Obamacare are forced to forgo necessary medical treatment. With single payer insurance, these folks would be able to get the care they need. 2) doctors spend amazing amounts of time justifying their actions to insurance companies, talking with folks with less training and no direct interaction with the patient. Single payer care has a chance of limiting this problem.. ...
South Africa is currently in the process health care reform as the Government has undertaken the task of providing universal health care to all South Africans through the implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHI). This study took an in-depth look at the history and progression of the post-1994 South African health care policy, and applied the Power Resources Theory to the political economy of the current health care reform process in South Africa. Through a comparative study of the pivotal elements in the phases of health reform in Canada and Sweden this study drew lessons for the design and implementation of universal public health care provision in South Africa. This study found that a strong culture of care, strong political will, active civil society participation and a focus on equality as opposed to poverty in the creation of policy is essential to a successful implementation of universal health care ...
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Fifty-eight percent of Americans favor the idea of Medicare-for-all, a form of providing universal health insurance, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday.. The concept is supported by 81 percent of Democrats, while 63 percent of Republicans oppose it. Still, just 5 percent of Democrats say Medicare-for-all would be their most important factor when voting, according to the monthly survey.. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is the only White House candidate who has endorsed a single-payer system.. The poll also found that 7 percent of uninsured respondents knew that the open enrollment period ends on Jan. 31, with 20 percent saying they had been contacted by someone about signing up for coverage in the past six months. Forty-six percent of the uninsured said they have tried to get coverage, but that it was too expensive.. As of last week, 4.17 million had signed up for coverage on the federal exchanges before the Dec. ...
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Objectives: This study investigates the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Salut Programme, a universal health promotion intervention, compared with care-as-usual, over the periods of pregnancy, delivery and the childs first 2 years of life.. Method: We adopted a register-based retrospective observational design using existing data sources with respect to both exposures and outcomes. Health outcomes and costs were compared between geographical areas that received care-as-usual (non-Salut area) and areas where the programme was implemented (Salut area). We included mothers and their children from both the Salut and non-Salut areas if: (1) the child was born 2002-2004 (premeasure period) or (2) the child was born 2006-2008 (postmeasure period). The effectiveness study adopted two strategies: (1) a matched difference-in-difference analysis using data from all participants and (2) a longitudinal analysis restricted to mothers who had given birth twice, that is, both in the premeasure and ...
When Sergio Espana first began talking to people, just over a year ago, about the need for fundamental changes in the U.S. healthcare system, confusion often ensued. Some people didnt understand why, if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had passed, people still wanted to reform the system; others thought organizers were trying to sign them up for Obamacare.. Healthcare is a Human Right Maryland, the group to which Espana belongs, is in pursuit of something else: a truly universal healthcare system that would cover everyone and eliminate insurance companies once and for all. Espana and many others in the growing movement see opportunity in the renewed discussion around healthcare reform as the ACAs insurance exchanges go into effect.. They believe that the ACAs continued reliance on (and subsidies of) private insurance simply arent good enough. People are still falling through the cracks, employers are trying to dodge the requirement that they provide insurance for their workers, and many ...
11:35 am Those of us who were around during the contentious debates over President Clintons health reform proposal recall all too well why the White House was unsuccessful in getting reform passed. Even though Congress reached out to propose compromises and alternative ideas, the Administration refused to accept anything but its own plan. In the end, Congress decided that achieving nothing was better than passing severely flawed legislation.. Policymakers need to take great care not to go down that same road this time around. And, based upon current rhetoric, there is reason for concern.. Yesterday, when the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee passed its version of reform legislation, one senator said that opponents of the bill were obviously against universal healthcare. Earlier in the day, one leading policymaker said that those who opposed the current bills emerging from the House leadership and the Senate HELP Committee were defending the status quo.. Thats simply not ...
Danish estimates of two key dimensions of health literacy are now available showing that 10-20% of the Danish population perceive difficulties in tasks related to: Ability to understand health information well enough to know what to do and Ability to actively engage with healthcare providers. In people from lower socio-economic groups, those with non-Danish ethnicity, and older people, the proportion reporting difficulties is as high as 20 to 40%. All investigated socio-economic characteristics including sex, age, the two measures of ethnicity, education, income, and cohabitation were independently associated with the two investigated health literacy dimensions.. Given that this study was undertaken in country with a universal healthcare system with multiple policies promoting patient empowerment, patient centred care, user involvement in health planning, and health communication it is concerning that a significant part of the population is reporting difficulties in functional health ...
AMWA has always placed Womens Health Issues as a priority in its Mission Statement and Goals. Many of the prior Womens Health projects of AMWA have made an impact on education and healthcare delivery in Women Health. From the AWHI international clinics to the Reproductive Health and Breast Care Curricula to the Womens Health Textbook and CME courses of the 90s, womens health has been at the forefront in the AMWA mission. And AMWA has also been active in speaking out in the policy arena for Universal Healthcare as a Womens Health issue.. ...
I would be bankrupt and dead three times over without Swedens universal healthcare system. As long as weve lived here Ive been grateful for knowing that everyone is covered, everyone has health insurance. Were a community, we help each other. Then I had reason to need that help myself.. 1. In 2010 I had HPV-induced tongue-base cancer which had spread to a lymph gland. I received six weeks of daily radiation plus weekly chemotherapy, followed by brachytherapy (radium inserted directly into where the primary tumor had been). I got a radiation burn which got infected and I was in the hospital for a week, plus another week with the brachytherapy and complications. I was on a feeding tube for three months because of extreme pain in my mouth and tongue. The cancer has shown no sign of recurring. I was charged $10/day while in the hospital to cover my food. I got heavily-subsidized food pouches for the feeding tube. I paid about $125 for all medical visits during the year, and about $225 for all ...
In todays tumultuous world, it is important for all Americans to know exactly who in Washington is standing up for our most essential needs: a clean, livable environment, quality universal healthcare, and a more just, equitable society for all. By advocating for bold solutions to our most pressing health and environmental problems, these 12 Congress members have shown they are public health and environmental champions in Washington, said Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter. Were proud to be working with National Nurses United and Progressive Democrats of America to help identify those in Congress that are forwarding a strong environmental and public health vision for our country.. The progressive and dynamic dozen Congressional members sponsoring all five of these critical bills understand the deep integration between access to health care, economic justice, clean water, and the health of our planet, said Donna Smith, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America. ...
This week, Canada is celebrating Gender Equality Week and the strides that have been made towards a vision of a gender equal society. Gender equality doesnt just advance the well-being of women, but benefits people of all genders through peace and security, economic prosperity, health, and happiness.. In Canada, were lucky to have universal healthcare, but there are some startling facts that reveal how women arent always accessing the highest quality healthcare. Prior to the 1990s, women were not included in most medical research studies. Women are more likely to report severe and long-lasting pain, but are typically treated less aggressively than men and their pain is often dismissed as psychological or psychosocial. 270,000 women worldwide die from cervical cancer annually despite it being an entirely preventable disease.. As the BC Womens Health Foundation, our vision is healthy women everywhere, capable of anything. Here are the reasons why health equity should matter to everyone.. As ...
In a publicly funded universal healthcare system, we studied trends in encounters with rheumatologists over the past decade and observed increasing rates of access to rheumatologists within 6 and 12 months after diagnosis by a family physician. However, no such improvements were observed among patients seen within 3 months, a more favourable benchmark. We also explored whether receipt of rheumatology care was associated with patient and family physician characteristics, and measures of rheumatology supply. We found that patients of higher SES were more likely to receive timely rheumatology care, which has also been demonstrated in other Canadian provinces.29 ,30 Further, proximity to and density of rheumatologists were important determinants of timely rheumatology care.. While our results appear encouraging, 41% of patients are still not seen within 3 months of a primary care diagnosis as recommended by current guidelines. Thus, an important proportion of patients are not receiving optimal care. ...
Khalil, D., Corsten M. J., Holland M., Balram A., McDonald J. Ted, and Johnson-Obaseki S. (2019). Does socioeconomic status affect stage at presentation for larynx cancer in Canadas universal healthcare system?. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 160 (3), 488-493. Abstract ...
But lets make no mistake here: Americans, by and large, share the core values of the progressive movement. End the war in Iraq. Universal healthcare. Minimum wages. Equality of opportunity. Personal privacy and civil rights. Progressive taxation. The Republican party, only four years removed from crowing about its permanent majority, is now firmly reduced to a regional party based in the south. Once, the party of ideas, the conservative movement has nothing left but a hollow anti-tax, gay-hatin demagoguery. I dont think that the democratic majority will be permanent. This is their opportunity, however, in partnership with a Democratic president, to show the country what competence in government looks like, and to remind them that over the last century, economic prosperity has been the hallmark of Democratic administrations. If they succeed in that objective, and if Obamas administration is as well-run as his campaign was, then there is a possibility that Democratic control of congress ...
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This study confirms previous studies demonstrating that patients are less likely to be lost to follow-up if they have severe forms of congenital heart disease. The study showed a significantly higher rate of successful transfer than has been previously reported. Reid et al. (Pediatrics, 2004) reported a successful transfer rate of 47% in Canada, despite universal health insurance coverage and mandatory transfer upon reaching adulthood. A further understanding of practices at centers with high successful transfer rates will be important to minimize lost-to-follow-up at other centers. Additionally, it is interesting to note that the center involved with the current study had a well-established policy for transfer of patients to adult care, but no formal transition program.. ...
The use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) is widely recognized as one of the main interventions to prevent malaria. High ITN coverage is needed to reduce transmission. Mass distribution campaigns are the fastest way to rapidly scale up ITN coverage. However, the best strategy to distribute ITNs to ensure household coverage targets are met is still under debate. This paper presents results from 14 post-campaign surveys in five African countries to assess whether the campaign strategy used had any effect on distribution outcome. Data from 13,901 households and 14 campaigns from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan and Uganda, were obtained through representative cross-sectional questionnaire surveys, conducted three to 16 months after ITN distribution. All evaluations used a multi-stage sampling approach and similar methods for data collection. Key outcomes examined were the proportion of households having received a net from the campaign and the proportion of households with one net for every ...
SPRINGFIELD -- With the state budget, electric rate relief, education reform and universal health insurance driving the agenda during the final days of the General Assemblys spring session, human services issues may be occupying the back seat.
At the invitation of the Government of China, the Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice visited the country from 12 to 19 December 2013.. In its report, the Working Group noted that for three decades, China initiated impressive reforms, resulting in exceptionally swift growth in GDP, reduction in poverty and rise in the human development index, achieving nearly half the Millennium Development Goals and passing the target for girls education. A 75 per cent reduction in the maternal mortality rate is predicted before 2015. Universal health insurance and a universal pension scheme are being established, although the level of benefits needs to be raised especially for rural women. Gender equality is guaranteed in the Constitution and national policy documents and a framework of law and policies has been established to eliminate discrimination against women, especially in employment, social security and matrimonial law and set quotas for womens representation in ...
SPRINGFIELD -- With the state budget, electric rate relief, education reform and universal health insurance driving the agenda during the final days of the General Assemblys spring session, human services issues may be occupying the back seat.
SPRINGFIELD -- With the state budget, electric rate relief, education reform and universal health insurance driving the agenda during the final days of the General Assemblys spring session, human services issues may be occupying the back seat.
SPRINGFIELD -- With the state budget, electric rate relief, education reform and universal health insurance driving the agenda during the final days of the General Assemblys spring session, human services issues may be occupying the back seat.
BACKGROUND: The role of income in cardiovascular disease prevention after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains unclear. We aimed to assess the association between income and control of cardiovascular risk factors one year after an ACS in a country with universal health insurance.. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2014, we studied 255 consecutive patients with ACS in an observational study in a university hospital in Switzerland in which self-reported household income was assessed. We classified patients into two categories based on the median income in Switzerland: higher than CHF 6000 (€ 5300) or less than or equal to CHF 6000 (€ 5300) per month. One year after discharge, patients were evaluated for the achievement of lipid and blood pressure targets, smoking cessation and drug adherence. Multivariate odds ratios (OR) were adjusted for age, sex, education, living status and working status.. RESULTS: Overall, 52.2% (n = 133) of patients with ACS were in the low-income category and 47.8% (n = ...
Studies of water-related gastrointestinal infections are usually directed at outbreaks. Few have examined endemic illness or compared rates across different water supply and sewage disposal systems. We conducted a cohort study of physician visits and hospitalizations for endemic intestinal infectious diseases in a mixed rural and urban community near Vancouver, Canada, with varied and well-characterized water and sewage systems. Cohort members and their disease events were defined via universal health insurance data from 1995 through 2003. Environmental data were derived from municipal, provincial, and federal government sources. Logistic regression was used to examine associations between disease events and water and sewage systems, socio-demographic characteristics, and temporal factors. The cohort included 126,499 individuals and approximately 190,000,000 person-days. Crude incidence rates were 1,353 physician visits and 33.8 hospitalizations for intestinal infectious diseases per 100,000 person
The objective of this study was to examine rates of appropriate cervical cancer screening among women living in Ontario, Canada.. ​. This study included 2,273,995 screening-eligible women aged 25 to 69 years, who resided in Ontarios metropolitan areas during the calendar years 2003, 2004, and 2005. OHIP billing data was used to determine which women had undergone cervical cancer screening with a Pap test during the three-year period.. Appropriate cervical cancer screening occurred for 61.1% of women. Screening rates were especially low among: women aged 50 to 69 years; women living in low-income areas; and recent immigrants. Women with all three of these characteristics had a screening rate of 31.0% compared with 70.5% among women with none of these characteristics.. ​. Within a system of universal health insurance, appropriate cervical cancer screening is significantly lower among women who are older, living in low-income areas, or recent immigrants. Efforts to reduce disparities in ...
Issue #1-Providing universal coverage[edit]. Explain the moral argument for covering all citizens. Every other developed ... How to provide universal coverage, to ensure all Americans have access to quality preventive care and cannot have it taken away ... Mandatory coverage - health insurers must provide coverage to all, regardless of pre-existing conditions. ... The 2010 debate was really about coverage; the key cost issues have yet to be addressed. Make it clear that if Medicare ...
Their aspiration on Changes in Universal Health Coverage is to provide key education opportunities such as access to knowledge ... Universal Health Coverage; Environmental Preservation and Climate Change. Their projects have reached many youths. In addition ... Universal Health Coverage; and 8) Environmental Preservation and Climate Change. By using Thematic Working Groups methodology ... Jobs and Entrepreneurship Activities on Universal Health Coverage for Youth "Strategic Plan". The Youth Cafe , Youth ...
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"Does Universal Coverage Improve Health? The Massachusetts Experience (NBER Working Paper No. 17893)". Retrieved 12 March 2012. ... coverage and increased health coverage subsidy programs and required employers to either provide coverage or pay an assessment ... "Research on providing health coverage for the uninsured in Massachusetts". Roadmap to Coverage. Retrieved 2011-07-11.. ... The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation sponsored a study, "Roadmap to Coverage," to expand coverage to everyone in the ...
... grant universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education; achieve universal health coverage; and ... Millions of people are still unable to access the internet due to cost, coverage, and other reasons. It is estimated that just ... The publication has global coverage and tracks whether the world is making progress towards the SDGs. It aims to make the data ... In a document titled "Global Goal of Universal Connectivity Manifesto", the Broadband Commission said: "As we define the 'new ...
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a reduction in the "Universal Health Coverage Effective Coverage Index" (an index ... grant universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education; achieve universal health coverage; and ... SDG 3 aims to achieve universal health coverage, that seeks equitable access of healthcare services to all men and women. It ... Primary health care (PHC) is the most important pathway to achieve universal health coverage. This because it can address more ...
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"Essential medicines for universal health coverage". The Lancet. 389 (10067): 403-476. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31599-9. PMC ...
Stations are located in all four provinces of Ireland; however, coverage is not universal. Dublin has the largest number of ... These technical characteristics delineate a portion coverage of an urban area, a partial coverage in the municipality. As said ... The senator and author of the bill said it will improve coverage in rural areas where homes are more dispersed. However Anatel ... Community radio enjoys good coverage throughout Nepal, and news is one of its most popular formats. Its first Radio Producer/ ...
"Universal Health Coverage in Taiwan". National Health Insurance Administration. National Health Insurance Administration. ... Universal public education has some role in preparing youth for basic academic skills and perhaps many trade skills, as well. ... Polak and Warwick provided practical advice: a product needed to affect at least a billion people (i.e., have universal appeal ... Currently modern, expansive welfare states that ensure economic opportunity, independence and security in a near universal ...
The four pillars of the 5-year development plan are 1. Manufacturing 2. Affordable housing 3. Universal Health Coverage and 4. ... settings and are frontline stakeholders in Universal Health Coverage in Kenya which is one of the key pillars of the ...
World Health Organization (2013). Research for Universal Health Coverage. The World Health Report 2013. Dye, C (2014). "After ...
"READY for universal health coverage". Frontline AIDS. 2020-05-29. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020. Retrieved 2021 ... Amaiza also worked to improve Kenya's planned universal health coverage (UHC). Young people with HIV campaigned against its ... and had little coverage. Surveying her community, Amaiza's group collected opinions on improving the UHC plan, and advocated ...
The SNS provides universal coverage. In addition, about 25% of the population is covered by the health subsystems, 10% by ... The Head of State of Portugal is the President of the Republic, elected to a five-year term by direct, universal suffrage. He ... Elected by universal suffrage according to a system of closed party-list proportional representation, deputies serve four-year ... Universal-Publishers. ISBN 978-1-58112-890-1 - via Google Books. David Birmingham (2003), p. 11 Heale, Jay; Koh, Angeline; ...
"Drum-Top Crushers - Universal Waste". EPA. 2006-06-28. Retrieved 2019-08-31. Volpel, Rick (2004-04-14). "Everything that you ... "Fluorescent Lamp Disposal: What Are The Options? - Lighting Coverage". Facilitiesnet. "Mercury Rising - Facilities Management ... However, most states allow lamp crushing as treatment of either hazardous or universal waste. " ...
"Schwarzenegger Proposes Universal Health Coverage". The Washington Post. Los Angeles. Retrieved January 3, 2018. CS1 maint: ... Only days into the term, the governor proposed universal health insurance in the state and called for new bonds for schools, ... On January 8, Schwarzenegger proposed a system of universal health insurance for Californians. The governor gave his fourth ...
"Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere", a repeat of the 2018 theme, with an emphasis on the idea that "Universal ... Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere , News , Media centre". www.emro.who.int. Retrieved 7 April 2020. "Universal ... The slogan for the day was "Health For All". Several events were held including a panel discussion on universal health coverage ... World Health Day 2018 theme, "Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere", emphasized the idea that health is a ...
Krasner, Jeffrey (December 5, 2006). "The rock stars of universal coverage". The Boston Globe. Retrieved September 23, 2007. " ...
Universal Health Coverage Day Global Partners. Retrieved 4 March 2016. Speech of President Aquino at the 9th Ten Accomplished ... Message of President Aquino for Universal Health Coverage Day. AYNLA: Taking the cudgels for Philippine nurses Retrieved 10 ... AYNLA actively participated in advocacy efforts within the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Coalition, led by Global Health ... AYNLA most recently demonstrated its commitment through hosting a successful event timed to Universal Health Coverage Day 2015 ...
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U.S. coverage of the Games was provided by the Universal Sports Television Network and the official website of the U.S. ... The Universal Sports television broadcast began on October 8, followed by seven days of three-hour segments of coverage and a ... U.S. coverage of the 2008 Paralympic Games was provided by the Universal Sports Television Network. Daily live and delayed ... "Universal Sports to Broadcast LIVE Coverage of the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games". USOC. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-27. " ...
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"Universal health coverage bill clears House". Interaksyon. September 7, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2018. - "House OKs universal ... He was the principal author of the Universal Health Coverage Bill, which was passed on the third and final reading by the House ... health coverage for all Pinoys". The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 1, 2018. "Impeachment rap filed vs Comelec chief in House ...
Bawaskar, Himmatrao Saluba; Bawaskar, Pramodini Himmatrao (7 May 2011). "Towards universal health coverage in India". The ...
Immunisation must similarly achieve universal coverage. Health For All is thus a holistic concept calling for efforts in ...
Co-author of Universal Health Care programme in Georgia with > 90% coverage of country population and the Model Hepatitis C ... Georgia's Success towards Universal Health Coverage. Technology and Global Public Health. Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020. ... "Universal Health Coverage Requires More Policy-Relevant Research". healthpolicy-watch.news. Health Policy Watch. 26 September ... "Universal Health Coverage: Unattainable without Evidence" (PDF). uhc2030.org. 26 September 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2021. " ...
"Essential medicines for universal health coverage". Lancet. 389 (10067): 403-476. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31599-9. PMC ... for Pharmaceuticals-A Survey and Literature Review to Describe Best Practices for Countries With Expanding Healthcare Coverage ...
January 2017). "Essential medicines for universal health coverage". Lancet. 389 (10067): 403-476. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16) ... "Health Insurance Coverage Eight Years After the ACA - 2018 Biennial , Commonwealth Fund". www.commonwealthfund.org. Retrieved ... From 2010 to 2018, the Part D plan "nearly quadrupled" its spending on the catastrophic coverage phase. This increase in ... There are subsidised costs for those claiming Universal Credit. In developing countries medications make up between 25 and 70% ...
Coverage is extensive, but not universal. Coverage extends to certain blood and urine tests, physician/nurse counselling and ... Utilisation highly increases with availability and IVF insurance coverage, and to a significant extent also with percentage of ... partial or no coverage. New Brunswick provides partial funding through their Infertility Special Assistance Fund - a one time ...
... finally achieving universal coverage in 1989. Despite being able to achieve universal health care, this program resulted in ... Anderson, Gerard V. (1989-01-01). "Universal Health Care Coverage In Korea". Health Affairs. 8 (2): 24-34. doi:10.1377/hlthaff. ... lessons for achieving universal health care coverage". Health Policy and Planning. 24 (1): 63-71. doi:10.1093/heapol/czn037. ... lessons for achieving universal health care coverage". Health Policy and Planning. 24 (1): 63-71. doi:10.1093/heapol/czn037. ...
This version became a universal binary Cocoa-based application, which runs under OS X. New features include Unicode support and ... to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage ...
Effendi, Shoghi; The Universal House of Justice (1983). Hornby, Helen, ed. Lights of Guidance: A Bahá'í Reference File. Bahá'í ... Meetings Coverage and Press Releases". UN.org. Retrieved 20 March 2017.. ... Malthe Conrad Bruun, Universal geography, or A description of all the parts of the world, Vol. II., London 1822, Pg 282 ...
The following is a sample text in Bengali of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:. Bengali in the Bengali ... Another kind of inconsistency is concerned with the incomplete coverage of phonological information in the script. The inherent ...
These include high coverage of semiannual vitamin A supplementation and deworming; CB-IMCI; high rates of full child ... In 2012, the Nepalese government decided to launch a pilot program on universal health insurance in three districts of the ... Though coverage of immunization addressing the equity gap, still inequities exist in Nepal. Nevertheless, the trents in last ... "Increased immunization coverage addresses the equity gap in Nepal". WHO. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Multi-sector Nutrition ...
"I'm from the universal-health-care wing of the Democratic Party. I'm from the Roe v. Wade-litmus-test wing of the Democratic ... while stating its commitment to give coverage to a wide range of candidates, argued that focusing more of its "finite resources ... It was also suggested that Kucinich's calls for universal health care and an immediate withdrawal from Iraq made him a thorn in ... previously critical of the limited coverage given his campaign, characterized ABC's decision as an example of media companies' ...
"Removal of user fees no guarantee of universal health coverage: observations from Burkina Faso". Bull. World Health Organ. 91 ( ... "The Case For Single Payer, Universal Health Care for the United States". Cthealth.server101.com. Retrieved 4 May 2009.. ... and many developing countries provide medical services through a system of universal health care that aims to guarantee care ... emergency department coverage, inpatient care, and nursing home care. ...
1988: The Civil Rights Restoration Act was passed in 1988 which extended Title IX coverage to all programs of any educational ... thereby creating an active constituency in favor of universal education for both boys and girls.[7] ...
... cofounded the Universal Chiropractors' Association (UCA) to provide legal services to arrested chiropractors.[36] Although the ... Insurers in the US and UK that cover other chiropractic techniques exclude KST from coverage because they consider it to be " ...
Media coverage and other depictionsEdit. Main article: Media coverage of the Bengal famine of 1943 ... This alleged callousness was far from universal among the British in India; other British officials sharply criticised their ... A turning point in news coverage came in late August 1943, when the editor of The Statesman, Ian Stephens, solicited and ...
... prioritizing universal health coverage, working with actors outside the health sector to address the social, economic and ... "equity through universal health coverage," preventive strategies and "integrated service delivery."[16] ...
A minimal selection of locations (or sites) are required subject to providing adequate area coverage for users. A very ... some of which are turning out to be both universal and robust. It has become a challenge in theoretical physics to find minimal ...
A small but popular book by Jyoti and Prem Sobel, The Hierarchy of Minds, comes closest to a systematic coverage of an ... Success in this effort unifies the human individual with the universal and transcendental Existence.[27] Integral yoga reunites ... The redemption would come by recovering the Universal Soul in the individual (in physical consciousness) through higher ... Life and death identifying these opposites in the universal and transform these division into a divine unity. [12] ...
It was only after 1962 that a new push-this time begun at less-prominent law schools-successfully led to the universal adoption ... law schools in England took on a more central role in the preparation of lawyers and consequently improved their coverage of ...
... and support workers worldwide to meet target coverage levels of essential primary health care interventions.[10] The shortage ... Universal precautions. By country. *United States *reform debate in the United States ...
Media coverage. Initial coverage. The case attracted a significant amount of national media attention, and was regularly the ... Count Six: Anthony said she informed two "employees" of Universal Studios, Jeff Hopkins and Juliet Lewis, at Universal, of the ... Trial coverage. The trial was commonly compared to the O. J. Simpson murder case, both for its widespread media attention and ... "P8 - Casey Anthony's Police Interview Tapes Recorded at Universal Studios - Caylee Marie Anthony" (video). YouTube.. ...
The RG designation stands for Radio Guide; the U designation stands for Universal. The current military standard is MIL-SPEC ... "Quad-shield" cable, using two low-coverage aluminum braid shields and two layers of foil, is often used in situations involving ... Foil shielding is ordinarily accompanied by a tinned copper or aluminum braid shield, with anywhere from 60 to 95% coverage. ... and will provide total coverage as well as high effectiveness against high-frequency interference. ...
... coverage indicators," retrieved July 2009.. Also, World Health Organisation, 2005 [3], retrieved July 20, 2007, and 2007 [4], ... The new Cuban government asserted that universal healthcare was to become a priority of state planning. In 1960 revolutionary ... In the 1960s the government implemented a program of almost universal vaccinations. This helped eradicate many contagious ...
Paulitics 2007 Ontario Election Projections (Antweiler Application & Universal Swing Model). *Pollingreport.ca - Ontario ... DemocraticSPACE Ontario 2007 Coverage. *Electionprediction.com: Ontario Election - 2007. *Election Almanac - Ontario Provincial ...
A major proposal within this section is a universal basic income. The new deal for tax and spend outlines the party's economic ... Agenda dissonance of Green Party press relations and newspaper coverage". European Journal of Communication. 31 (6): 625-641. ... The party also believes strongly in non-violence, universal basic income, a living wage, and democratic participation. They ... In November 2019, the Greens pledged to introduce a universal basic income by 2025, which will give every adult in the United ...
Fichtel, C.; Kappeler, P. M. (2009). "Chapter 19: Human universals and primate symplesiomorphies: Establishing the lemur ... as seen with the media coverage of Darwinius.[69] Because the skeletons of adapiforms share strong similarities with those of ... baseline". In Kappeler, P. M.; Silk, J. B. Mind the Gap: Tracing the Origins of Human Universals. Springer. pp. 395-426. ISBN ...
The long term objective of this strategy is to establish a system of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country. Key points ... Towards Universal Health Coverage Indian Healthcare Industry, November 2012 - Dinodia Capital Advisors. ... There is no reference to nutrition as key component of health and for universal Public Distribution System (PDS) in the plan ... West Bengal indicates that barriers to immunisation coverage are adverse geographic location, absent or inadequately trained ...
The legislation establishes a universal health coverage system that begins with universal coverage of primary health care ... Universal Care Coverage for Pregnant Women was introduced.[29]. In August 2012 Mexico achieved universal healthcare system.[30] ... "The Universal Coverage Policy of Thailand: An Introduction". Unescap.org. Archived from the original on January 19, 2012. ... Universal health coverage is a broad concept that has been implemented in several ways. The common denominator for all such ...
Rural areas were especially influenced by sports coverage and the propagation of national myths.[42] Outside the sports and ... Universal access to publicly funded health services "is often considered by Canadians as a fundamental value that ensures ...
For broader coverage of this topic, see Tertiary education.. Academic tertiary education, such as from colleges and ... Trow, Martin (2007) [2005] Reflections on the transition from elite to mass to universal access: forms and phases of higher ... participation in higher education has continued to increase towards universal or, what Trow later called, open access, where ...
Different global forest classification systems have been proposed, but none has gained universal acceptance.[23] UNEP-WCMC's ... For broader coverage of this topic, see Plant community.. A conifer forest in the Swiss Alps (National Park) ...
Since our pagenames are (willy nilly, via Google) an almost universal source on the Latin name for things, and it's good that ... Meanwhile my project for next year (having done enough world politicians for the time being) is to improve our coverage of ... Otherwise "Palau" seems to be practically universal in the Wikipedias, so we had probably better follow that trend. Andrew ...
For a broader coverage of this topic, see Outline of the metric system. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). *Unified Code for Units of Measure. NotesEdit. *^ For historical reasons, the kilogram rather ...
The actions sparked protests spanning several days and gained international news coverage on 8 January.[19][20][21][22] Citing ... the NPCSC issued its decision to allow Hong Kong to have universal suffrage in 2017, with the caveat that candidates would have ... and political screening that is not genuine universal suffrage.[89] The protests failed to deliver any concessions, but in June ... Basic Law and the Sino-British Joint Declaration guarantee the development of Hong Kong's electoral system towards universal ...
... to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage ... Universal Referral Program. *World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC). Commercial diver. certification. authorities. * ...
According to Jon Pareles, "Heavy metal's main subject matter is simple and virtually universal. With grunts, moans and ... The 1993 murder of Mayhem's Euronymous by Burzum's Varg Vikernes provoked intensive media coverage.[230] Around 1996, when many ...
Universal healthcare coverage systems are set up to ensure that all legal residents of a given jurisdiction have health ... What Is Universal Healthcare Coverage? Universal healthcare coverage refers to systems in which all residents of a particular ... Types of Universal Healthcare Coverage Required health insurance Some governments mandate that all residents buy a health ... Understanding Universal Healthcare Coverage There are at least three types of systems that can potentially ensure that everyone ...
PRNewswire/ -- AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company announced today enhancements to its flagship universal life policy, Athena ... AXA Equitable Enhances Flagship Universal Life Insurance Coverage Latest Updates to Athena Universal Life Build on Industry ... Athena Universal Life(SM) is issued by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (AXA Equitable), New York, NY, and is distributed ... Athena Universal Life(SM) is a service mark of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company. ...
Financing for universal coverage. Key challenges to financing for universal coverage in the Region are high and potentially ... A practical approach to shift from out-of-pocket payments towards equity and universal coverage is a step-by-step move, first ... There has been strong and consistent commitment to improving equity in health through universal coverage in the Region as well ... In-depth technical assessments of the potential of this approach to sustainable financing for universal coverage in Member ...
Universal Health Coverage means that all people can benefit from quality health services, where and when they need them, ... Universal Health Coverage. Universal Health Coverage and cancer control. What is Universal Health Coverage (UHC)?. Universal ... UICC welcomes political declaration on Universal Health Coverage. The first United Nations (UN) High-level meeting on Universal ... Universal Health Coverage: Background & Political Commitments. Replay of the webinar conducted by André M. Ilbawi, MD - World ...
Universal health coverage means everyone can use the quality health services they need without experiencing financial hardship ... Health topics Health systems Health systems financing Universal health coverage: financial protection ... Universal health coverage: financial protection country reviews Universal health coverage: financial protection regional ...
This is where the concept of universal health coverage (UHC) comes in.. Universal health coverage (UHC) means that everyone ... Universal Health Coverage. © GIZ/Dirk Ostermeier Everyone should have access to health care. Although there is widespread ... GIZs work on universal access is based on human rights and anti-discrimination. People should have a voice in decisions and be ... The objective of universal access to health services can only be achieved if representatives of the various interests groups ...
First, universal health insurance coverage is necessary. Second, there should be no gaps in coverage. Third, coverage should be ... Achieving Universal Coverage Through Medicare Part E(veryone). Gerard F. Anderson and Hugh R. Waters Sunday, July 1, 2007. ... they should not be a prerequisite to universal coverage. This proposal adopts Medicare rules and payment systems to provide the ... Those without employer-based coverage could enroll individually. The Part E premium, which would be the same for every enrollee ...
Half of the worlds population still do not have full coverage of essential health services, according to the World Health ... Universal Health Coverage Day, commemorated last week, has highlighted the urgent need to provide affordable and high-quality ... But at least half of the worlds population still do not have full coverage of essential health services, according to the ...
BMJ: Universal quality healthcare coverage-a commitment to building a healthier and more productive society ... As nations commit to achieving universal health coverage by 2030, there is a growing acknowledgement that access to services is ...
... universal health coverage has been increasingly in the spotlight. Universal health coverage is defined as the ability of all ... Evans DB, Hsu J, Boerma T. Universal health coverage and universal access. Bull World Health Organ2013;91:546-46A. ... Universal health coverage: a policy whose time has come BMJ 2013; 347 :f6360 doi:10.1136/bmj.f6360 ... Universal health coverage is the right and the smart thing to do. It puts countries on the path to realizing peoples right to ...
... innovations and political commitments to bridge funding gaps in achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria by 2030. ... Universal Health Coverage, Nigerias Goal for 2030. The two-day health dialogue, now in its second year, grew from the need for ... Nigeria: National Health Dialogue - Nine Reasons Nigeria May Not Achieve Universal Health Coverage By 2030 ... Nigeria: National Health Dialogue - Nigerians Continue Discussions On Achieving Universal Health Coverage (Live Updates) ...
2010)‎. SEA/RC63/R5 - Regional strategy on universal health coverage. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who ...
ThoughtWorks helped Ministry of Health Bangladesh to advance universal health coverage by building a Shared Health Records ... To take Bangladesh one step closer to universal health coverage for its citizens, the DGHS under the leadership of Professor ... is moving forward to provide universal health coverage for over 160 million people through its national health programme. ...
Today the world celebrates Universal Health Coverage Day, but what exactly do people in South African have to celebrate as the ... so that on Universal Health Coverage Day, there will something to finally celebrate. ... was born out of the struggle for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). One of our first major victories saw the government forced to ... Our goal in sounding this cautionary note is to have quality universal health care access for all in South Africa. ...
Once again, the candidates will spar over the best way to achieve universal coverage. Once again, the progressives will talk up ... Universal coverage, while a worthy goal, does not translate into universal health. ... The German health care system is widely praised for its universal coverage, robust primary care, and low out-of-pocket costs ... Once again, the candidates will spar over the best way to achieve universal coverage. Once again, the progressives will talk up ...
Arnold Schwarzenegger has introduced an ambitious new plan to provide health care coverage to all of the states residents in a ... Schwarzenegger Seeks Universal Health Coverage. By Erin Coe Law360 (January 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- California Gov. Arnold ... The Republican governor proposed the plan Monday to expand coverage to 6.5 million uninsured state residents by requiring ... of payroll to help offer coverage for the uninsured.. The California governor said he was aiming high to... ...
Canada With universal drug coverage, Canadians could save billions: study Newsletters Subscribe Register Log in My account My ... Morgan said some form of universal drug coverage is the best solution, as the data clearly show it would benefit Canadians ... The overall savings to individual Canadians and drug-plan sponsors of the universal coverage recommended in the study more than ... But the new study shows that even taking steps toward universal coverage would have substantial benefits, according to Dr. ...
The move towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is unprecedented. We first heard of NHPS in FY 2016-17, when it proposed a ... The steady but precarious move towards universal health coverage. Greater clarity is needed on the architecture of the National ... www.hindustantimes.com/opinion/the-steady-but-precarious-move-towards-universal-health-coverage/story-3nVSgwIzeszPCohfaaUlTI. ... The National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) is commendable, both in terms of quantum of funds and population coverage. The ...
... introduce universal healthcare to tripartite stakeholders and assist in the establishment of a national social protection floor ... Support the establishment of social protection fund and universal health coverage in Lebanon. The ILO is working with the ... conduct a study on extending universal healthcare coverage, including Syrian refugees, and covey the results in a tripartite ... introduce the concept of universal healthcare to tripartite stakeholders.. Main Activities. *Discuss and endorse an actuarial ...
... is considered a great step towards universal health coverage, Dr. Mohammad Hossein Nicknam, Immunologist in Tehran University ... Ensuring universal health coverage (UHC) without impoverishment is the foundation for achieving the health objectives of the ... Iranian health network in line with WHOs universal health coverage. Elsewhere in his remarks, he said that "easy access to ... is considered a great step towards universal health coverage, Dr. Mohammad Hossein Nicknam, Immunologist in Tehran University ...
This years celebrations focused on the themes of universal health coverage and primary health care. ... Celebrating universal health coverage across the WHO European Region. 17-04-2019. Every year on 7 April, WHO celebrates World ... Health topics Health systems Health services delivery Celebrating universal health coverage across the WHO European Region ... Human chains showing support and solidarity for universal health coverage, a health gala, open-air events, live-streamed ...
The Universal Coverage scheme, also known as the gold card or 30-baht scheme, is the largest of the three Thai healthcare ... Hughes, David; Leethongdee, Songkramchai (1 July 2007). "Universal Coverage In The Land Of Smiles: Lessons From Thailands 30 ... Chia, Jasmine (23 April 2020). "The history of Thailands Universal Healthcare Coverage, and its uncertain future". Thai ... Thailand became one of the first few middle-income countries to implement universal healthcare, and the system was ...
Measuring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage - en Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. ...
Proposal Would Fund Universal Coverage Pilot Programs. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) on Monday announced plans to introduce ... The ultimate goal of the plan is to produce a national guarantee of universal health care in the future, Feingold said. He ... 7/25). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news ... If a proposed change to public charge rules passes, many children who need care could lose their coverage. Learn more. ...
What does Universal Health Coverage actually mean? Posted February 17, 2014 by Pooja Yerramilli in Pooja ... The aims of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), as defined by the World Health Organization, are: "to provide all people with ... Only then can we truly realize universal health coverage as defined by access rather than merely eligibility. ... When we say that a country or a state has achieved universal coverage - or in the case of the Rajiv Aarogyasri Scheme (RAS), 87 ...
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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2018 (IPS) - The Government of Kenya has prioritized universal health coverage (UHC) in its Big 4 agenda over the next 5 years. (ipsnews.net)
  • The USAID Social Health Protection (SHP) Project, managed by University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners, supports the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in its ambitious goal of moving towards universal health coverage by the end of the project in 2018. (urc-chs.com)
  • In 2018, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Public Health Network and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan are co-hosting a multi-country, High-level Meeting focusing on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in relation to effective management of infectious diseases including possible future pandemic as well as Antimicrobial Resistant (AMR). (asef.org)
  • To investigate access to effective primary health care services in children of new immigrants to Canada by assessing immunization coverage at age 2. (nih.gov)
  • The study population comprised 98 123 children, of whom 66.5% had complete immunization coverage. (nih.gov)
  • Universal access to care reduces disparities in immunization coverage, but overall rates are too low. (nih.gov)
  • This report highlights key themes and outcomes from an energetic discussion between key leaders in global health on the synergies between the universal health coverage movement and the global push for wider immunization coverage in Asia and around the globe. (nbr.org)
  • 100pc immunization coverage. (co.ke)
  • On 23rd September 2019, political leaders from around the world came together at the first United Nations (UN) High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to mobilise political support and commit to achieving UHC. (uicc.org)
  • The meeting saw the adoption of the 2019 Political Declaration "Universal health coverage: moving together to build a healthier world" which expresses countries' support for UHC. (uicc.org)
  • UICC dedicated the 2019 edition of the World Cancer Leaders' Summit to the topic of Cancer and Universal Health Coverage. (uicc.org)
  • SANTA CLARA, California , April 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is World Health Day , and this year's theme is 'Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere-#HealthforAll. (prnewswire.co.uk)
  • Delegates also approved a new strategic plan for PAHO/WHO for 2014-2019 and a corresponding program and budget for 2014-2015, both of which include progress toward universal health coverage as an overarching priority. (paho.org)
  • The year 2016 marks the second year of the rollout of universal health care, known locally as JKN, which aims to cover a population of approximately 260m by 2019. (oxfordbusinessgroup.com)
  • Measuring progress towards universal health coverage: with an application to 24 developing countries ," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7470, The World Bank. (repec.org)
  • Measuring progress towards universal health coverage: with an application to 24 developing countries ," Oxford Review of Economic Policy , Oxford University Press, vol. 32(1), pages 147-189. (repec.org)
  • Yesterday's first-ever high-level meeting on universal health coverage drove this point home. (un.org)
  • Well I'm happy to report that last week's ministerial meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC)-held in Geneva on February 18-19, jointly organized by WHO and the World Bank, and attended by delegates from all over the world (see map)-didn't fit the stereotype. (worldbank.org)
  • All UN Member States have agreed to try to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. (who.int)
  • Universal health coverage has been included in the new Sustainable Development Goals for 2015-2030, adopted by the United Nations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sustainable Development Goals as the National Development Agenda and have endorsed the target for Universal Health Coverage. (com.pk)
  • The course aims to provide participants with knowledge, research and competencies in addressing emergency and surgical care in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals within the framework of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). (gfmer.ch)
  • They also argue that increased domestic funding is needed to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including universal health coverage. (medindia.net)
  • Universal health coverage (UHC) - defined by the World Health Organization to mean that "all people and communities can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user to financial hardship" - is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all UN Member States in 2015. (jhu.edu)
  • They have also, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted universal health coverage (UHC) as a key target. (ids.ac.uk)
  • WHO currently recommends a minimum of eight antenatal visits (WHO, 2016[13]) , and antenatal care coverage has been monitored to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goal 3.7). (oecd-ilibrary.org)
  • With the ambition of becoming a middle income country by 2020, the Government of Rwanda, through the Ministry of Health, set its eyes on universal access to healthcare for all Rwandans. (msh.org)
  • Universal health coverage for all Nigerians is attainable by 2020. (hubpages.com)
  • One answer to the COVID-19 crisis, according to everyone from New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio   to the World Health Organization   and Pope Francis,   is to provide Americans with universal healthcare coverage. (investopedia.com)
  • But at least half of the world's population still do not have full coverage of essential health services, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). (itu.int)
  • Universal Health Coverage Day is celebrated annually on December 12 and is promoted by the World Health Organization. (wikipedia.org)
  • The concept of universal health coverage has been disseminated by international organizations such as the World Bank (WB) and the World Health Organization (WHO) 1 - 3 , as well as being incorporated into United Nations resolutions 4 . (scielo.br)
  • The World Health Organization defines universal health coverage (UHC) as a situation in which all people who need health services receive them, without incurring financial hardship. (prolekare.cz)
  • Certain groups-led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Rockefeller Foundation, and US government contractors- have been calling for "universal coverage" or "universal health coverage" (UHC) as an "umbrella" goal for health . (bmj.com)
  • The move towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is unprecedented. (hindustantimes.com)
  • TEHRAN - Iran has gone far to establish a Primary Health Care (PHC) system in 1981, now covering a population of approximately 82 million rural and urban residents, is considered a great step towards universal health coverage, Dr. Mohammad Hossein Nicknam, Immunologist in Tehran University of Medical Sciences in an exclusive interview told the Tehran Times. (tehrantimes.com)
  • The take-home lesson is clear: if development cooperation wants to effectively contribute to progress towards Universal Health Coverage, efforts will be needed to strengthen first and foremost the healthcare delivery systems in all countries. (itg.be)
  • The purpose of the Regional Meeting is to share international experience in moving toward Universal Health Coverage with policy and decision-makers in EMR, to help them devise a clear vision for reforming the health system in their countries to move towards Universal Health Coverage. (who.int)
  • Document and discuss countries' experiences in addressing challenges related to other health system components, in particular: health workforce, service provision and health technologies, to expedite their move towards Universal Health Coverage. (who.int)
  • Assist EMR member states, at their various levels of socioeconomic development, to formulate a vision and a roadmap, to address health system challenges to move towards Universal Health Coverage. (who.int)
  • Promote multisectoral collaboration and foster partnerships between national and international stakeholders to support to EMR member states to move towards Universal Health Coverage and sustain prior achievements. (who.int)
  • The Conference shall involve key note speeches from health policy and health system experts involved in health system reform for moving towards Universal Health Coverage. (who.int)
  • Share experiences of countries from within and outside the have made progress towards UHC and draw lesson for the benefit of EMR countries Assist national policy makers from EMR member states to initiate the process of developing a country roadmap to move towards Universal Health Coverage. (who.int)
  • A regional meeting on accelerating progress towards universal health coverage: global experiences and lessons for the Eastern Mediterranean Region will be held by the WHO Regional Office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 5 to 7 December 2013 at Al Bustan Rotana hotel. (who.int)
  • It is expected that the meeting will result in the development of a regional roadmap to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage in the Region. (who.int)
  • Studies from University of Tokyo in the Area of Health Insurance Described (Progress towards universal health coverage in Myanmar: a national and. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Priority setting is inevitable on the path towards universal health coverage. (harvard.edu)
  • When moving towards universal health coverage, health plans and policies require contextualized knowledge about baseline indicators and their distributions. (uib.no)
  • The needs of these women should be addressed through elimination of out-of-pocket costs and revision of the formula for resource allocation between regions as Ethiopia moves towards universal health coverage. (uib.no)
  • Universal healthcare coverage refers to systems in which all residents of a particular geographical area or country have health insurance. (investopedia.com)
  • An early example of universal healthcare coverage is Germany in the 1880s, when Chancellor Otto von Bismarck introduced a series of bills guaranteeing access to healthcare. (investopedia.com)
  • Today, most industrialized nations-including France, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, but not the United States-provide universal healthcare coverage for their citizens. (investopedia.com)
  • Many countries have achieved nearly 100% universal healthcare coverage, meaning that all citizens have access to medical and hospital care. (investopedia.com)
  • In the U.S., the ACA increased the number of insured people, but has not achieved universal healthcare coverage. (investopedia.com)
  • As nations commit to achieving universal health coverage by 2030, there is a growing acknowledgement that access to services is not enough. (worldbank.org)
  • The two-day health dialogue, now in its second year, grew from the need for home-grown solutions, innovations and political commitments to bridge funding gaps in achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria by 2030. (allafrica.com)
  • Will Nigeria still achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030? (allafrica.com)
  • Understanding the roles of the private sector as part of the roadmap to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) at the country level will be indispensable to helping most countries achieve UHC by 2030. (jhu.edu)
  • In 2030, Buhari will not be remembered for the fight against corruption but as the father of universal health care in Nigeria. (hubpages.com)
  • The Myanmar Government has committed to attainment of universal health coverage by 2030, but progress so far has not been assessed. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Universal Health Coverage Day: Is South Africa Really Covered? (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Our goal in sounding this cautionary note is to have quality universal health care access for all in South Africa so that on Universal Health Coverage Day, there will something to finally celebrate. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • On request by the Belgian development cooperation, researchers of the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) reviewed a decade of policies and practice towards universal coverage in ten countries in three continents in Africa, Asia and Latin America. (itg.be)
  • The conference will focus on creating a movement for universal health coverage in Africa through health insurance. (msh.org)
  • Finally, although additional reforms to the health care system-including cost containment initiatives-are desirable, they should not be a prerequisite to universal coverage. (brookings.edu)
  • To do so the ILO will conduct appropriate evidence-based research to identify reforms required to close social security gaps, introduce universal healthcare to tripartite stakeholders and assist in the establishment of a national SPF. (ilo.org)
  • With strong political commitment for Universal Health Coverage reforms,the government of Pakistan continued to strive to ensure effective health financing for its population in a reformed health sector. (com.pk)
  • To support the efforts of countries that have committed to making substantive universal health coverage reforms, experts in many areas of financial protection must continually share in dialogue and debate. (msh.org)
  • The concept of universal coverage has been disseminated by international organizations and has been incorporated into health system reforms in several developing countries, including some in Latin America. (scielo.br)
  • NEW YORK -- An emerging movement of global leaders of government, civil society and finance is urging United Nations member states, as they meet in New York , to include universal health coverage (UHC) in the next round of global goals for economic development , just as similar reforms take root in the US. (msh.org)
  • Many of the reforms proposed have been tested at the state level in Massachusetts, which enacted universal healthcare legislation in 2006. (healthjournalism.org)
  • Reforms are aimed at providing tax subsidies for the healthcare disenfranchised which includes the estimated 15% of uninsured Americans and those small businesses that cannot afford to offer coverage. (healthjournalism.org)
  • ISLAMABAD, May 22 (APP): Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar has said that the government recognizing the right of every individual to access health care was fully committed to attain Universal Health Coverage. (com.pk)
  • Ghana has been expanding primary health care by bringing services to people's doorsteps since the 1980s, and since the early 2000s has done so in the context of a commitment to universal health coverage. (msh.org)
  • We also evaluate how policies impact health coverage and affordability both here in the U.S. and abroad. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine the availability, use, and affordability of medicines in urban China following the 2009 Health Care System Reform that included implementation of universal health coverage (UHC). (rug.nl)
  • Health coverage affordability has improved for many, especially for those who became newly eligible for Medi-Cal or subsidized coverage through Covered California. (berkeley.edu)
  • Affordability challenges can deter enrollment in and retention of coverage, cause financial difficulties for those struggling to pay premiums or medical bills, and decrease access to care. (berkeley.edu)
  • We also explore state policy options for improving affordability of individual market premiums and out-of-pocket costs, and consequently helping move the state closer to universal coverage. (berkeley.edu)
  • High and rapidly growing health care costs are a major driver of the affordability challenges facing Americans with all types of health coverage. (berkeley.edu)
  • Canadians and private drug-plan sponsors could save more than $4-billion a year if the federal government adopted universal coverage for a group of commonly prescribed essential medicines, according to a new analysis in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • The study, published Monday, used economic modelling to determine the government would have to spend an estimated $1.2-billion a year to provide universal coverage for 117 essential medicines, which accounted for 44 per cent of the prescriptions filled in Canada in 2015. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • He said such concerns are likely part of the reason why no national pharmacare program exists, which is why basing a universal drug program on an evidence-based list of essential medicines could be a good starting point. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • RSBY provides coverage for low-cost in patient care but over 70% of all OOPE is on outpatient care and medicines. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Achieving universal health coverage requires connecting the dots between innovation and delivery, ensuring that new medicines, diagnostics and vaccines are developed and ultimately reach the people who need them the most. (undp.org)
  • Access to Medicines through Universal Health Coverage: Golden Ring or Trojan Horse? (msh.org)
  • We show that adding universal public coverage of essential medicines to the existing system of drug coverage in Canada is a significant and feasible step in the right direction. (medicalxpress.com)
  • As the world moves toward universal health coverage, the question arises: How can governments ensure equitable access to essential medicines in low- and middle-income countries? (medicalxpress.com)
  • Second, there should be no gaps in coverage. (brookings.edu)
  • The ILO is working with the Lebanese government as well as workers' and employers' organizations in the country to identify social security gaps, introduce universal healthcare to tripartite stakeholders and assist in the establishment of a national social protection floor. (ilo.org)
  • Expanding Medi-Cal to low-income undocumented adults would close one of the biggest remaining coverage gaps in the state's health care system, reducing the state's uninsured population by as much as one-quarter. (berkeley.edu)
  • Ample evidence reveals the persistent gaps between the coastal areas and the western part of the country, where the number of specialists and doctors, equipment quality, and service coverage are all much lower. (prolekare.cz)
  • This year's celebrations focused on the themes of universal health coverage and primary health care. (who.int)
  • This year's conference, co-organized by the USAID-supported and MSH-implemented Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (RHSS) Project, aimed to raise awareness among physicians and medical doctors to strengthen their role in Rwanda's vision of achieving universal health care access. (msh.org)
  • In a world that continues to witness a sharp divide between the rich and poor, and diseases continue to stare menacingly at humanity, it is only prudent that World Health Organisation declared Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as this year's Health Day theme. (governancenow.com)
  • This year's forum focused on HRH as the foundation for universal health coverage and the post-2015 agenda. (usaid.gov)
  • With the financial crisis still looming over many countries, this year's World Health Report: "Health Systems Financing: The path to universal coverage" [1] could not be more timely in addressing the question of how to ensure that all people have access to health care services, without suffering financial hardship. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Ontario's NDP has pledged to introduce 'Canada's first universal Pharmacare plan' that would cover prescription drug costs and dental care for every person in Ontario should the party form a government following the June provincial election. (cbc.ca)
  • Universal pharmacare has been long-promised but undelivered in Canada, in part because of concerns about where to start," said Morgan, a professor in the school of population and public health . (medicalxpress.com)
  • I guess we should understand that at least one reason we do not hear this argument universally used in other nations is that ACA does not mandate universal coverage, although clearly the argument can be used to support the expanded coverage under ACA. (blogspot.com)
  • It notes that countries that have come closest to ensuring universal health coverage mandate contributions for people who can afford to pay, through taxation and/or insurance contributions. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • NEW YORK , April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company announced today enhancements to its flagship universal life policy, Athena Universal Life(SM). (prnewswire.com)
  • For more information on AXA Equitable's Athena Universal Life, please visit http://www.axa-equitable.com/life-insurance/universal/athena-ul.jsp . (prnewswire.com)
  • Universal Health Coverage is both fair and equitable: everybody, no matter what their social status or financial situation, has access to the same standard of health care. (lse.ac.uk)
  • The confrontation of these challenges demands that health systems develop a clear vision and strategies to achieve universal coverage and equitable health financing policies. (who.int)
  • In both of these countries, private-sector insurers also exist, but they play a minor role as providers of supplemental coverage. (investopedia.com)
  • 2 The report makes a compelling case for why universal health coverage is needed for rich and poor countries alike. (bmj.com)
  • Although specifics of financing and healthcare delivery vary widely, universal coverage is the norm among wealthy countries. (bmj.com)
  • After WHO published its report on financing for universal health coverage, more than 70 countries asked for technical help in designing systems to promote such coverage. (bmj.com)
  • Thailand became one of the first few middle-income countries to implement universal healthcare, and the system was internationally praised and contributed greatly to Thaksin's political popularity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Human chains showing support and solidarity for universal health coverage, a health gala, open-air events, live-streamed conferences, public events promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles - these were just some of the ways in which countries of the Region marked World Health Day this year. (who.int)
  • Countries around the world are setting out on the path to Universal Health Coverage but there are difficult choices to face along the way. (lse.ac.uk)
  • How do you support domestic spending in poor countries and create more effective partnerships to deliver universal health coverage? (medindia.net)
  • The occasionally dense text discusses how health coverage does or doesn't work from person to person, why women are more affected by system inequalities, and the ways in which U.S. practices differ from other developed countries. (libraryjournal.com)
  • We have seen countries that are less endowed than Nigeria being able to attain universal coverage within a very short time, largely arising from the political will and commitment of government at various levels in those particular countries to ensure that their citizens are covered. (vanguardngr.com)
  • The analysis of different concepts of universality and the experiences of different countries shows that health insurance-based models, either social or private, are not as satisfactory as public, universal health systems. (scielo.br)
  • In European countries, universality generally refers to the public coverage of national systems, under names like universal healthcare or universal health systems (UHS). (scielo.br)
  • In developing countries, the term universal health coverage (UHC) is used to refer to basic services coverage 5 , or to public or private health insurance coverage 6 - 8 , indicating an emphasis on the subsidy of demand, to the detriment of the development of universal public health systems. (scielo.br)
  • Based on a conviction that the public and private sectors must work together in an optimally functioning health system, the essays in The Road to Universal Health Coverage explore the contributions that the private sector is already making to help countries achieve universal health coverage - and offers perspectives on how to learn from successful models. (jhu.edu)
  • Rich & poor countries have proven that universal health coverage is possible. (mmv.org)
  • Rates of health coverage in the US are already vastly higher than in most developing countries, where coverage is sometimes below 10 percent and health workforce shortages are severe. (msh.org)
  • A public webinar will be held on Monday, 14 December, at 13:00, to explain and illustrate how and why all countries can benefit from this new, vital tool to achieve universal health coverage. (mediamonitors.net)
  • AMSTERDAM - The Global Fund today announced a partnership agreement with PharmAccess Foundation to support African countries accelerate progress toward universal health coverage by harnessing digital technology. (theglobalfund.org)
  • Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria and Ethiopia have been identified by the Global Fund as potential key pilot countries given their commitment to achieving universal health coverage and focus on digital technology. (theglobalfund.org)
  • Therefore, investment in HRH is essential for the delivery of high-quality health services and for countries to achieve and sustain universal health coverage (UHC). (usaid.gov)
  • However, it also recognizes that most low-income countries need external assistance to achieve universal coverage. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Law360 (January 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has introduced an ambitious new plan to provide health care coverage to all of the state's residents in a move that could shake up the U.S. managed-care sector. (law360.com)
  • When we say that a country or a state has achieved universal coverage - or in the case of the Rajiv Aarogyasri Scheme (RAS) , 87% coverage of the state's population - what does that mean in practice? (plos.org)
  • Universal Health Coverage means that all people can benefit from quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship. (uicc.org)
  • Universal health coverage is defined as the ability of all people to obtain good quality health services when they need them, without experiencing financial hardship. (bmj.com)
  • This law mandates insurance coverage through a combination of employer based, public, and individual private insurance, with subsidies for poor people. (bmj.com)
  • The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the implementation agency of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh, is moving forward to provide universal health coverage for over 160 million people through its national health programme. (thoughtworks.com)
  • Today the world celebrates Universal Health Coverage Day, but what exactly do people in South African have to celebrate as the public healthcare system is still crumbling, 23 years post democracy? (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • The goal of universal health coverage is to ensure that all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them. (who.int)
  • He said the changes, along with a new universal pension fund, are needed to close a $6.6 billion gap between what people have saved for retirement and what they need to retire on, as calculated by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. (tdu.org)
  • Last month at the Universal Health Coverage Forum, we learned that at least half of the world's population of 7.3 billion people still lack access to essential health services. (undp.org)
  • World Health Day is marked annually on 7 April and this year the theme is Universal Health Coverage (UHC), highlighting the urgent need for all people, including those affected by cancer, to have access to the quality health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. (uicc.org)
  • health systems, advance toward universal health coverage, and work with other sectors to improve social, environmental and economic conditions that impact on people's health. (paho.org)
  • During the meeting, delegates participated in presentations and discussions on special subjects including neglected tropical diseases in the Americas, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and influenza A(H7N9), the drug problem in the Americas, social determinants of health (environmental, social and economic conditions that affect people's health), health in the post-2015 development agenda, and progress in the Americas toward universal health coverage. (paho.org)
  • So individuals who could afford and obtain insurance coverage yet choose to go without insurance are really free-loaders , taking advantage of providers and people with insurance. (joepaduda.com)
  • Family coverage for people with known health conditions can easily cost over $50,000 per year. (joepaduda.com)
  • The third option, a state-administered public option that would compete with private plans in Oregon's ACA marketplace, would be the easiest approach to expand health coverage to more people in the state. (rand.org)
  • All people should be able to access needed health coverage without suffering financial hardship," said Dr. Judith Rodin , President of The Rockefeller Foundation. (msh.org)
  • One of WHO's 3 strategic goals is to ensure that an additional 1 billion people in the world are protected by universal health coverage (UHC) by 2023 - able to access the services they need to keep healthy, without falling into poverty as a result. (mediamonitors.net)
  • Unfortunately, I think the subtext of opposition to universal coverage is just plain raw racism, people not wanting "them," the moochers of racial minority status, to get coverage, especially those illegal immigrants who should be encouraged to leave the country and certainly should not be given any coverage, even if them getting sick puts all of the rest of us at greater risk of doing so as well. (blogspot.com)
  • Digital technology can play a key role in making universal health coverage a reality for millions of people. (theglobalfund.org)
  • Each country needs to determine for itself an appropriate balance between extending coverage to more people, offering more services, and/or covering more of the cost of care. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Despite the existence of two insurance schemes, insurance coverage in Tunisia remains incomplete- 8% to 10% (nearly one million people) are not covered. (prolekare.cz)
  • Universal health coverage means everyone can use the quality health services they need without experiencing financial hardship. (who.int)
  • Universal Health Coverage, health for all without financial hardship, has been part of the international agenda for years now. (itg.be)
  • The Agenda shall be arranged around the three dimensions of Universal health Coverage being: financial protection, provision of needed services, and expanding coverage to the poor and vulnerable. (who.int)
  • On the path to universal coverage" identifies and analyses existing the barriers of access to social protection for rural populations (legal, institutional, financial) and also explores international experiences to identify potential solutions to overcome these barriers in a systematized manner. (fao.org)
  • Our analysis shows that it is possible to increase health insurance coverage and decrease financial barriers to accessing health care for the least-well-off residents of Oregon, without increasing total health system costs in the state," said Chapin White, author of the study and a senior policy researcher at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. (rand.org)
  • Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is not only about ensuring a minimum package of health services, but also about ensuring the progressive expansion of coverage of health services and financial protection as more resources become available. (efpa.eu)
  • The level of universal financial coverage in the country is poor. (msh.org)
  • Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Tokyo , "We aimed to estimate national and subnational health service coverage and financial risk protection. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Health service coverage and financial risk protection varied substantially by region. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Attainment of universal health coverage in Myanmar in the immediate future will be very challenging as a result of the low health service coverage, high financial risk, and inequalities in access to care. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Health service coverage and financial risk protection for vulnerable, disadvantaged populations should be prioritised. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Thus, a fair health system will expand coverage for cost-effective services and give extra priority to those benefiting the worse-off, whilst at the same time providing high financial risk protection. (harvard.edu)
  • For those who purchase coverage individually, the ACA has not only provided financial assistance to help eligible low- and middle-income individuals afford premiums and out-of-pocket costs, but has also provided crucial protections to individual market enrollees of all income levels. (berkeley.edu)
  • Second, the dimensions of UHC-coverage of health services (in general) and financial risk protection- as currently proposed are not routinely measured by governments and international agencies, making it unlikely that annual updates are feasible. (bmj.com)
  • Moreover, the underlying concern for financial risk protection, a near universal goal of health systems, is its relationship with poverty, which presents quite prominently in the current MDGs. (bmj.com)
  • Ethiopia's goal of universal health coverage promises access to all necessary services for everyone while providing protection against financial risk. (uib.no)
  • Under a scenario in which all restricted-scope enrollees are automatically transitioned to full-scope Medi-Cal coverage and additional eligible individuals newly enroll, approximately 1.05 million undocumented adults would be predicted to enroll, of which 104,000 are estimated to be young adults age 19-25 and 25,000 are estimated to be seniors age 65 and over. (berkeley.edu)
  • Once again, the candidates will spar over the best way to achieve universal coverage. (wfuv.org)
  • However, it would not achieve universal coverage and would only increase the number of insured residents modestly, according to the study. (rand.org)
  • In a hundred easy-to-read pages, the report synthesizes evidence concerning effective strategies to achieve universal coverage, drawing upon the now substantial body of published literature from around the world, as well as a number of background papers commissioned especially for the report. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Analysis of newly released survey data shows that in 2017, the ACA reduced racial and ethnic disparities in care coverage. (californiahealthline.org)
  • On December 15-16, 2017, over 150 members of the Rwanda Medical Association (RMA) convened in Kigali to discuss evidence-based, practical solutions to scaling up universal health coverage in Rwanda. (msh.org)
  • 14 Dec 2017 - Statement by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, at the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 held in Tokyo, Japan. (un.org)
  • Within this context of near-universal ITN coverage, we were unable to detect a significant association between malaria parasite or severe anemia prevalence and ITNs (possession and use). (nih.gov)
  • OBJECTIVE The discrepancy of diabetes incidence and care between socioeconomic statuses has seldom been studied concurrently in nations with universal health coverage. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • To understand more about the factors that explain coverage, we study the relationship between socioeconomic and geographic factors and the use of reproductive health services in Ethiopia, and further explore inequalities in reproductive health coverage. (uib.no)
  • When aiming for universal health coverage, this study shows that different socioeconomic factors as well as health-sector factors should be addressed. (uib.no)
  • Civil Society Letter to the Inter-Agency Expert Group on SDG Indicators:In relation to target 3.8 to achieve Universal Health Coverage July 2015. (wikipedia.org)
  • We used logistic regression models of inequalities in, and risk factors for, indicators of universal health coverage. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Nationally, the coverage of health service indicators ranged from 18.4% (95% CI 14.9-21.9) to 96.2% (95.9-96.5). (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Of the indicators included in the study, coverage of adequate sanitation, no indoor use of solid fuels, at least four antenatal care visits, postnatal care for mothers, skilled birth attendance, and institutional delivery were the most inequitable by wealth quintile. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • The main source of data for the health sector is routine administrative health facilities data, which are used to produce some health indicators in the form of service utilization or coverage rates by human resources of health and facilities, by district and region. (prolekare.cz)
  • Trends of many health indicators during the past three decades show that Tunisia has made substantial progress in coverage indicators. (prolekare.cz)
  • On healthcare utilization, there is more consensus on the relationship between the utilization of certain kinds of healthcare (eg vaccination, ORS) and health impact, but these are precisely the kinds of coverage indicators included in the existing MDGs. (bmj.com)
  • Referring to the most important outcomes of the comprehensive health network, Nicknam stated that accessible health services, public health coverage, comprehensive health service packages, affordable health services, appropriate spaces were among the main goals of the PHC system. (tehrantimes.com)
  • Oregon has options for reforming health care financing to expand coverage and meet broader goals, though they differ in their feasibility, tradeoffs and financing requirements, according to a new study . (rand.org)
  • Universal health coverage can bring the global health community together," said Jeffrey D. Sachs , director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and a special adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on the Millennium Development Goals. (msh.org)
  • How Many Americans Have Lost Jobs with Employer Health Coverage During the Pandemic? (commonwealthfund.org)
  • The many ways Americans already pay for universal health care -- but don't have it. (hubpages.com)
  • Forty percent of the estimated 30 million Americans who would gain health insurance would obtain this through their employers reversing a critical trend in the erosion of employer-based coverage. (healthjournalism.org)
  • In contrast, a single-payer health program is a universal health care model that is publicly financed and covers all Americans for medically-necessary care, such as doctor visits, hospital stays, long-term care, and drugs. (pnhp.org)
  • In a recent article in RealClearPolicy, AEI's James Capretta and Joseph Antos say the answer may be yes: The number of Americans truly unable to obtain health insurance coverage is much smaller than the topline number of 28 million would suggest, and this affects which policies are best-suited to improve health insurance coverage in the US. (ricochet.com)
  • He said the scheme had developed key elements to achieving universal health insurance through compulsion for those who could afford health care and subsidy payment. (vanguardngr.com)
  • The new scheme was designed to bridge the gap in coverage for those in the middle - citizens whose income is too high to qualify them for SHI, yet too low to afford private health insurance. (oxfordbusinessgroup.com)
  • Egypt recently approved a new universal health coverage law that will expand healthcare to the entire population, including the roughly 30% who could not previously afford it. (gbchealth.org)
  • These policy options could help Californians afford health coverage in the near-term in our existing health care system with its current cost structure. (berkeley.edu)
  • Achieving universal health coverage should be at the top of the agenda for this meeting of world leaders," said Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington's School of Medicine. (medindia.net)
  • Today's partnership announcement was made during the FT Future of Health Coverage conference in Amsterdam, which addressed how technology can expand access to health with the goal of achieving universal health coverage. (theglobalfund.org)
  • The German health care system is widely praised for its universal coverage, robust primary care, and low out-of-pocket costs for medical care. (wfuv.org)
  • The Universal Coverage scheme, also known as the gold card or 30-baht scheme, is the largest of the three Thai healthcare programmes that provide universal health care to the country's citizens. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ultimate goal of the plan is to produce a national guarantee of universal health care in the future, Feingold said. (californiahealthline.org)
  • If a proposed change to public charge rules passes, many children who need care could lose their coverage. (californiahealthline.org)
  • From Research to Practice": Public Health Training Course in Emergency and Surgical Care in Universal Health Coverage is an online course, facilitated by GFMER. (gfmer.ch)
  • And we will make the largest investment in public dental coverage in Ontario's history - so that every senior can get the dental care they need. (cbc.ca)
  • To examine some of these complexities, The Lancet has published a new Series titled 'Universal Health Coverage: Markets, Profit, and the Public Good' , which discusses how to ensure an affordable and effective health system for all, while managing this diverse mix of public-private health care provision. (eldis.org)
  • CONCLUSIONS Poverty is associated not only with higher diabetes incidence but also with inequality of diabetes care in a northeast Asian population, despite universal health coverage. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Realizing the transformative aim of universal health coverage will require access to primary health care, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, based on the principles of equity, access and quality. (un.org)
  • Indeed, primary health care is the foundation of universal health coverage. (un.org)
  • Others believe that paying for health care is an individual responsibility, and may find it liberating to be free from any requirement to have coverage (although how liberated they will feel if they get skin cancer or fall off their bike and get a traumatic brain injury may be subject to debate). (joepaduda.com)
  • The Congressional health care debate has become a war between two seemingly irreconcilable extremes, coverage versus budget control. (pnhp.org)
  • If the object is to broaden and improve the productivity of our workforce, then trying to contain cost by butchering eligibility, benefits, or quality of care and coverage is false economy of the worst order. (pnhp.org)
  • I know too well the importance of affordable care and the purpose of universal coverage. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • The Health Care Ingenuity Plan achieves universal coverage, but because it relies on private insurance it likely would increase average provider reimbursement levels. (rand.org)
  • However, for some, "universal access to quality health care" remains a distant prospect. (msf.org.au)
  • Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism Better coverage. (healthjournalism.org)
  • As Sen. Bernie Sanders prepares to introduce a universal health care bill in the next few weeks, many progressives who support a universal single-payer program worry about its effects on abortion access. (pnhp.org)
  • I urge single-payer advocates to push to repeal the Hyde Amendment as part of our fight for truly universal health care. (pnhp.org)
  • Ignoring reproductive health caused ColoradoCare to lose key supporters necessary to win universal care. (pnhp.org)
  • If we want a universal health care system, it must be a system that covers comprehensive reproductive services as well. (pnhp.org)
  • Health Care Coverage. (hawaiireporter.com)
  • Coalition on Health Care is predicting "the average premium for family coverage in employer-sponsored plans will reach $14,545 in 2006," and the numbers of uninsured will be 54 million by then. (hawaiireporter.com)
  • He says, "All we ask for, and what we need, is a 'level playing field' where every employer pays their fair share, and where a company's competitive advantage is achieved by means other than avoiding the provision of medical care coverage and shifting the costs towards those companies who do provide that coverage. (hawaiireporter.com)
  • The predicted efflux of primary care physicians in Massachusetts, as a by-product of its universal coverage of healthcare, looks like it's a reality. (healthworkscollective.com)
  • Coverage rates for antenatal and postnatal care, attended deliveries, and immunizations have improved nationwide following implementation of maternal and child health interventions within the basic health care network [1] , [2] . (prolekare.cz)
  • Decomposition of the concentration indices indicates that difference in wealth is the most important explanatory factor for inequality in reproductive health coverage, but other factors, such as urban setting and previous health care use, are also associated with inequalities. (uib.no)
  • This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. (californiahealthline.org)
  • To this end, the Results for Development Institute , in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation , is pleased to announce the launch of UHC Forward , a new website that tracks and consolidates key health coverage information from hundreds of sources into a one-stop portal with feature news, events, and publications related to the growing global universal health coverage (UHC) movement. (msh.org)
  • According to news reporting out of Tokyo, Japan , by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Attainment of universal health coverage is a global health priority. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Where you can find coverage of our work in Australian and New Zealand news media. (msf.org.au)
  • The National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) is commendable, both in terms of quantum of funds and population coverage. (hindustantimes.com)
  • The Acting Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr AbdulRahman Sambo, said inadequate funding was needed to attain universal health coverage in the country. (vanguardngr.com)
  • The scheme is being redesigned to ensure that it is well structured to attain universal coverage. (vanguardngr.com)
  • Periodic population-based surveys, (Demographic and Health Survey) and the Multiple-Indictor Cluster Survey (the last was conducted in 2011), are used to evaluate health interventions coverage and maternal and child mortality rates. (prolekare.cz)
  • Although many other things occurred during this period (eg global economic growth, AIDS epidemic, entrance of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), the MDGs were associated with increases in aid flows for health as well as extensions in the coverage of key related health interventions. (bmj.com)
  • Those without employer-based coverage could enroll individually. (brookings.edu)
  • We recently edited a new collection of essays on The Road to Universal Health Coverage: Innovation, Equity and the New Health Economy , published in January by Johns Hopkins University Press. (jhu.edu)
  • The SHP Project, building on the momentum of the Better Health Systems (BHS) Project (2009-2013), continues to provide innovation and technical support to the RGC to complete national coverage of the Health Equity Fund (HEF) system. (urc-chs.com)
  • Provinces provide public coverage for certain segments of the population, such as seniors or low-income individuals. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • Within the group of children of immigrant mothers, those whose mothers were refugees had the lowest rates of coverage (66.6%), but when adjusting for maternal age, sex, neighborhood income quintile, and health services characteristics, region of origin was the most important predictor of coverage. (nih.gov)
  • Abstract Reproductive health services are crucial for maternal and child health, but universal health coverage is still not within reach in most societies. (uib.no)
  • The successes -- and more importantly, failures -- of the Healthy San Francisco program show how important it is for leaders at the state and national level to push harder for universal health coverage," according to an editorial. (californiahealthline.org)
  • In order to avoid the mistakes of ColoradoCare at both the state and national level, single-payer groups must explicitly advocate for coverage of abortion services, and work with reproductive health advocates to repeal the Hyde Amendment. (pnhp.org)
  • While it is laudable that the single-payer advocacy organization Physicians for a National Health Program recently released a statement supporting abortion coverage, supporting causes ideologically is not enough. (pnhp.org)