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Universal Coverage in the Land of Smiles: Lessons from Thailand's 30 Baht Health Reforms / D Hughes; S Leethongdee

Health Affairs, Volume: 26, Issue: 4, Pages: 999 - 1008

Swansea University Author: Hughes, David

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DOI (Published version): 10.1377/hlthaff.26.4.999

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<p>Thailand became one of a handful of lower-middle-income countries providing universal health care coverage when it introduced reforms in 2001. Following the 2006 military coup, the coverage reforms are being reappraised by Thai policymakers. In this paper we take the opportunity to assess t...

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Published in: Health Affairs
Published: Project Hope 2007
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa1229
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Abstract: <p>Thailand became one of a handful of lower-middle-income countries providing universal health care coverage when it introduced reforms in 2001. Following the 2006 military coup, the coverage reforms are being reappraised by Thai policymakers. In this paper we take the opportunity to assess the program’s achievements and problems. We describe the characteristics of the universal insurance program—the 30 Baht Scheme—and the purchaser-provider system that Thailand adopted.</p>
Item Description: <p>Published in themed issue on global health launched at a Health Affairs Briefing led by Tom Lantos (House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chair) in Washington DC, July 16, 2007.</p>
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 4
Start Page: 999
End Page: 1008