Dynamics of health insurance enrollment in Vietnam, 2004–2006

Nguyen, Trong-Ha and Leung, Suiwah (2013) Dynamics of health insurance enrollment in Vietnam, 2004–2006. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 18 4: 594-614. doi:10.1080/13547860.2013.803842

Author Nguyen, Trong-Ha
Leung, Suiwah
Title Dynamics of health insurance enrollment in Vietnam, 2004–2006
Journal name Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1354-7860
Publication date 2013-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13547860.2013.803842
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 594
End page 614
Total pages 21
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Vietnam is undertaking health financing reform in an attempt to achieve universal health insurance coverage by 2014. Changes in health insurance policies doubled coverage between 2004 and 2006, yet about one-fifth of the insured in 2004 dropped out of the health insurance system by 2006. Using longitudinal data from VHLSS 2004 and 2006, this paper models static and dynamic health insurance choices and highlights the importance of income and education in determining the movement in or out of a particular scheme. The models show significant adverse selection where individuals with poor health are more likely to be insured.
Keyword Adverse selection
Health insurance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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