Increased access to, and quality of services.
Columbia has registered over 91.1 percent of their population into the General Social Security Health Care System. Under a progressive healthcare framework, Colombia has significantly increased access to, and quality of services.
The 1993 Colombian health reform policy was implemented under Law 100 of the constitution to create universal health coverage through the immediate development of a subsidized healthcare system. In Colombia’s system of universal health insurance, people participate in one of two regimes depending on income: the Contributory Regime (CR), which covers workers and their families with monthly incomes above a minimum monthly amount (approximately US$170 per month), and the Subsidized Regime (SR), which covers those identified as being poor through a proxy means test. Over the last 20 years of implementing a universal social health insurance system, Colombia is now facing challenges related to financing and regulation.
KaSAPI partners PhilHealth with existing microfinance institutions, rural banks, cooperatives, and other organized groups to better target and efficiently enroll groups of informal sector workers into the PhilHealth national insurance program (NHIP).
Mali is beginning the pilot phase of its national strategy to extend health coverage to 80% (informal sector and rural agricultural workers) of its population through mutuelles de santé, or community-based health insurance schemes (CBHI).
Kenya's National Hospital Insurance Fund is in the final stages of recruiting dealers for a new program that uses mobile phone technology and commercial intermediaries to expand enrollment and increase revenue. All other elements of the program are ready for a July 5th launch that will commemorate NHIF&rsquo
by Mesinee Muangpin and Pratch Rujivanarom, The Nation
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