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Coverage of the poor—innovative health financing in Ghana 

Coverage of the poor—innovative health financing in Ghana
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Coverage of the poor—innovative health financing in Ghana
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Frank Nyonator

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10.1093/med/9780198703327.003.0019
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date: 20 October 2019

Chapter 19 describes the journey that Ghana has been on since 2003 as it sought to bring together existing community based health insurance schemes of many sorts within a single national framework, which offered a package of care to all its citizens—however poor and from whatever background. It covers the challenges in integrating the existing schemes, in applying different aspects of the policy, in funding, and in reaching the poorest. It also discusses how the government has changed and with it some aspects of policy, and how, after 10 years, around a third of the population are active members of the National Health Insurance Scheme and there is a foundation in place for continuing the journey to ensure that health services are available to everyone as the country continues to grow and prosper.

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