health insurance


Health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996
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To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings

Accuracy of diabetes diagnosis in health insurance claims data in Taiwan
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Background and Purpose: There are limited data from Taiwan about the accuracy of National Health Insurance (NHI) claims data. This study assessed the accuracy of NHI claims data for diabetes and its associated factors. Methods: Insurance claims data for

Health insurance schemes for people outside formal sector employment
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Large groups among the worlds rural population and many people working in the urban nonformal sector are vulnerable to the financial costs of illness. This is because government risk sharing, via subsidy, of the costs of health care, and private or social (employment

Health insurance coverage in the United States: 2013
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Health insurance is a means for financing a persons health care expenses. While the majority of people have private health insurance coverage, primarily through an employer, many others obtain health insurance through programs offered by the government. Other

Voluntary health insurance in the European Union
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Private health insurance1 does not play a dominant role in funding health care in the European Union, as it does in the United States, Australia and Switzerland. For largely historical reasons, governments in European Union (EU) member states have aimed to

Group health insurance as a local public good
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Group health insurance is an important topic for at least two reasons. First, its quantitative importance is large and growing. Second, the management, level, and form of group insurance are increasingly a matter of concern for public policy, as are other benefits often

Use of medical care in the RAND Health Insurance Experiment: diagnosis-and service-specific analyses in a randomized controlled trial
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This monograph presents studies from the Rand Health Insurance Experiment (HIE) concerning the effect of cost-sharing on the use of outpatient medical care for specific diagnoses. The HIE was a large-scale ran-domized controlled trial of alternative forms of

National health insurance : can we learn from Canada
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Policy Studies Review Annual Google Books Result International Health Systems Canadian Doctors for Medicare Encyclopedia of Health Services Research Google Books Result We propose a national health program that would (1) fully cover everyone under a single, . National health

Health insurance coverage: Early release of estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2014
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This report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) presents selected estimates of health insurance coverage for the civilian noninstitutionalized US population based on data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), along with

Medical insurance and the use of health care services by the elderly
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Received 1 March 1995; accepted | June 1996 Abstract The objective of this paper is to find how health insurance influences the use of health care services by the elderly JEL classification: I12; J14 Keywords: Medicare; Health insurance ; Medical services I. Introduction

Effects of excess weight on cancer incidences depending on cancer sites and histologic findings among men: Korea National Health Insurance Corporation
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Methods We assessed the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and various cancers in a 10-year follow-up cohort of 781,283 Korean men who were free of prior cancer at baseline. Weight and height were measured, and questionnaires related to health behaviors

Income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the united states: 2010
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This report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2011 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) conducted by the US Census

Health Insurance Coverage, 2001
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The estimates in this report are based on the 2000, 2001, and 2002 Current Population Survey Annual Demographic Supplements (CPS ADS) and provide information for calendar years 1999, 2000, and 2001, respectively. These estimates use population estimates based

Health insurance coverage in the United States: 2002
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The estimates in this report are based on data collected by the 2003 Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC was formerly called the Annual Demographic Supplement or the March Supplement) conducted by the US Census

Social health insurance : a guidebook for planning
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Health insurance is one of several methods of health care financing. This chapter is concerned with the concepts and options health financing and puts health insurance in the broader context of health-services financing. The chapter briefly outlines health financing

Employer-sponsored health insurance in the United States-origins and implications
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Varied as they may be, most US readers of the journal probably share at least one thing: employersponsored health insurance is vital to their wellbeing. For their part, most physicians, regardless of
their field of medicine or where they practice, depend heavily on

Social health insurance financing
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Funding access to health care through social health insurance has its origins in Germany in the nineteenth century. The earliest versions of health insurance developed without any significant government intervention. Industrialization brought with it the emergence of large

National Health Insurance Corporation Study
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Reaching universal coverage via social health insurance : key design features in the transition period
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One can appreciate that achieving universal coverage may not be an easy process. Many countries that currently have a universal coverage system often needed decades to implement it. But if the choice is to take the path of SHI, several factors may be slowing down