Giang, Thanh Long (2008): Social Health Insurance in Vietnam.
Download (505kB) | Preview
This paper aims to provide an overview of the social health insurance scheme in Vietnam, including historical development and current policy issues. It shows that the scheme has significantly contributed to the impressive progresses of the country’s health sector, but it also will face a variety of administrative and financial challenges posed by labor mobility, widening inequality, poverty severity, and expected aging population. The paper also discusses some policy recommendations to improve effectiveness of the scheme, as well as to cope with challenges for further development.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Social Health Insurance in Vietnam|
|Keywords:||social health insurance, health care financing, Vietnam|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I19 - Other
|Depositing User:||Thanh Long Giang|
|Date Deposited:||11. Aug 2008 00:22|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2014 11:19|
Adams, S. J. 2005. “Vietnam’s Health Care System: A Macroeconomic Perspective”. Paper was presented at the International Symposium on Health Care Systems in Asia, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan on 21-22 January, 2005.
Giang, T. L. 2006. “Pension Liabilities and Generational Relations: The Case of Vietnam”. Oxford Institute of Ageing (OIA) Working Paper No. 106. Oxford: the University of Oxford.
Giang, T. L; and W. D. Pfau. 2007. “The Elderly Population in Vietnam during Economic Transformation: An Overview.” Chapter 7 in Giang Thanh Long and Duong Kim Hong (eds.) Social Issues under Economic Transformation and Integration in Vietnam, Volume 1: 185-210. Hanoi: Vietnam Development Forum.
GSO (General Statistics Office, Vietnam). 2006. “Vietnam after 5 Years Implementing the Millennium Development Goals” (mimeo). Bangkok: United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific.
HSPI (Vien Chien luoc va Chinh sach Y te-Health Strategy and Policy Institute). 2006. Bao cao danh gia tinh hinh thuc hien chinh sach bao hiem y te (Evaluation Report on Implementation of Health Insurance). Hanoi: HSPI.
IMF (International Monetary Fund). 2007. “Vietnam: Statistical Appendix”. IMF Country Report No. 07/386. Washington D. C: International Monetary Fund. McCarty, A. 2007. “Vietnam: Beyond Transition”. Presentation at The Third Vietnam Development Forum (VDF)-Tokyo Conference on the Development of Vietnam, June 2, 2007. Tokyo: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).
Rama, M. 2007. “Social Protection and Labor Markets in Vietnam”. Presentation at Commission on Growth and Development: Labor Markets and Growth, October 15, 2007. Washington D. C: World Bank.
Tran, V. T. 2007. “The Inclusion of the Poor in a Social Health Insurance Framework: The Strategies Applied in Vietnam”, in Extending Social Protection in Health: Developing Countries’ Experiences, Lessons Learnt and Recommendations: 63-70. Eschborn: GTZ.
United Nations. 2003. “Health Care Financing for Vietnam”. United Nations Country Team Vietnam Discussion Paper No. 2. Hanoi: United Nations Vietnam.
_______. 2007. World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision Population Database. Retrieved from http://esa.un.org/unpp/ on January 10, 2007.
VSI (Vietnam Social Insurance). 2006. “History Development and Expanding Program of Voluntary Health Insurance in Vietnam”. Presentation at The 17th ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA) Board Meeting (March 2006). Manila: ASSA.
_______. 2007. “Extending Health Insurance Coverage for the Informal Sector: The Vietnam Experience”. Presentation at The 20th ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA) Board Meeting (October 2006). Manila: ASSA.
World Bank et al. (2005). Vietnam Development Report 2006: Business. Hanoi: World Bank Vietnam.