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Universal Coverage in the Land of Smiles: Lessons from Thailand's 30 Baht Health Reforms

D Hughes, S Leethongdee, David Hughes

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

Swansea University Author: David Hughes

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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: Project Hope 2007
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