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Targeting the poor in times of crisis: the Indonesian health card

Sparrow, Robert


This paper looks at targeting performance of the Indonesian health card programme that was implemented in August 1998 to protect access to health care for the poor during the Indonesian economic crisis. By February 1999, 22 million people had received a health card. The health card provided a user fee waiver for public health care. Targeting of the health card was pro-poor, but with considerable leakage to the non-poor. Utilization of the health card for outpatient care was also pro-poor, but...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Policy and Planning
DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czn003


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