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Tanzania Health Insurance Regulatory Framework Review

Bultman, J. , Kanywanyi, J. L., Maarifa, H. and Mtei, G. (2012) Tanzania Health Insurance Regulatory Framework Review. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Make sure that current policy objectives – achieving universal coverage, social health protection, good governance and cost-containment – are reflected in the relevant legislative documents, and provide the requisite legal tools, reflecting the chosen policy options and the institutional consequences of those options. Consider reducing the fragmentation of the health financing legislation which reflects the current fragmentation in health financing and in governance and oversight of the health financing and insurance systems. Develop an explicit policy on competition in health financing to close the current gaps in legislation and to prevent the possibly negative side effects for Tanzania citizens of such competition in the event that the Government of Tanzania (GOT) opts for a competition-based model of health financing. The model ultimately chosen will have consequences not only for health financing practise, but also for the relevant legislation. Consider the establishment of an independent accreditation body for external assessment and gradual improvement of the quality of care of all health services providers, regardless of their sources of financing. Plug the identified gaps in single enactments which can be done without embarking on any big policy changes. The latter can be included in the development of a planned National Health Financing Strategy. During this development process, it will be possible to focus on specific areas of interest and make detailed recommendations. After national adoption of the strategy, new legislation will have to be drawn up.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Health Insurance;Health Financing;Tanzania
Subjects: Health Systems > Health financing & economics
Health Systems > Health Information systems
Divisions: Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2012 06:31
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2012 06:31
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/829

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