Year 2020, Volume 28 , Issue 45, Pages 11 - 24 2020-07-30

Does Public Health Insurance Provide Financial Protection Against Out-Of-Pocket Health Payments? Evidence from Turkey
Kamu Sağlık Sigortası Cepten Yapılan Sağlık Harcamalarına Karşı Finansal Koruma Sağlar Mı? Türkiye Örneği

Abdullah TİRGİL [1] , Fatih Cemil ÖZBUĞDAY [2]


Turkey has initiated comprehensive reforms to increase equity among its citizens for healthcare financing, access to health services, and health outcomes. A significant change in this process was expanding the benefits package for the non-contributory public health insurance for low-income households. This study examines the impact of the public insurance expansion on out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures for the poor. We find that public insurance helped the beneficiaries not spend a sizeable portion of their income to get medical treatment. Overall, the public insurance program provided financial protection for the poor households by decreasing out-of-pocket health expenditures.

Türkiye, vatandaşları arasında sağlık hizmetlerinin finansmanı, sağlık hizmetlerine erişim ve sağlık çıktıları açısından hakkaniyeti artırmak için kapsamlı reformlar başlatmıştır. Bu süreç içerisinde uygulanan önemli bir reform, düşük gelirli hanehalkları için yürürlükte olan prim ödemesi olmayan kamu sağlık sigortasının kapsamının genişletilmesidir. Bu çalışma kamu sigortasının kapsamının artırılmasının yoksulların cepten yapacakları sağlık harcamalarına olan etkisini incelemektedir. Bulgularımız, kamu sigortasından faydalanan bireylerin tıbbi tedavi görebilmek için gelirlerinin önemli bir kısmını harcamadıklarını ifade etmektedir. Genelde kamu sigortası, yoksul hanehalklarının cepten yaptıkları sağlık harcamalarını düşürerek finansal koruma sağlamıştır.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-4491-4459
Author: Abdullah TİRGİL (Primary Author)
Institution: ANKARA YILDIRIM BEYAZIT UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5841-4343
Author: Fatih Cemil ÖZBUĞDAY
Institution: ANKARA YILDIRIM BEYAZIT UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : July 30, 2020

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APA Ti̇rgi̇l, A , Özbuğday, F . (2020). Does Public Health Insurance Provide Financial Protection Against Out-Of-Pocket Health Payments? Evidence from Turkey . Sosyoekonomi , 28 (45) , 11-24 . DOI: 10.17233/sosyoekonomi.2020.03.01
MLA Ti̇rgi̇l, A , Özbuğday, F . "Does Public Health Insurance Provide Financial Protection Against Out-Of-Pocket Health Payments? Evidence from Turkey" . Sosyoekonomi 28 (2020 ): 11-24 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/sosyoekonomi/issue/56258/607374>
Chicago Ti̇rgi̇l, A , Özbuğday, F . "Does Public Health Insurance Provide Financial Protection Against Out-Of-Pocket Health Payments? Evidence from Turkey". Sosyoekonomi 28 (2020 ): 11-24
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ISNAD Ti̇rgi̇l, Abdullah , Özbuğday, Fatih Cemil . "Does Public Health Insurance Provide Financial Protection Against Out-Of-Pocket Health Payments? Evidence from Turkey". Sosyoekonomi 28 / 45 (July 2020): 11-24 . https://doi.org/10.17233/sosyoekonomi.2020.03.01
AMA Ti̇rgi̇l A , Özbuğday F . Does Public Health Insurance Provide Financial Protection Against Out-Of-Pocket Health Payments? Evidence from Turkey. Sosyoekonomi. 2020; 28(45): 11-24.
Vancouver Ti̇rgi̇l A , Özbuğday F . Does Public Health Insurance Provide Financial Protection Against Out-Of-Pocket Health Payments? Evidence from Turkey. Sosyoekonomi. 2020; 28(45): 11-24.