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The role of health insurance membership in health service utilisation in Indonesia

Vidyattama, Yogi; Miranti, Riyana; Resosudarmo, Budy

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In 2014, Indonesia implemented a new, nationwide, subsidised universal-coverage health insurance program, under which poor Indonesians do not pay to become members and others pay a relatively low fee. This program has created a national debate about the effectiveness of the ownership of health insurance in increasing the use of health services—particularly among the poor—given the limitations in their quantity and quality. Using membership data on different health insurance programs from the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorVidyattama, Yogi
dc.contributor.authorMiranti, Riyana
dc.contributor.authorResosudarmo, Budy
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:56:44Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T22:56:44Z
dc.identifier.issn0007-4918
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/60352
dc.description.abstractIn 2014, Indonesia implemented a new, nationwide, subsidised universal-coverage health insurance program, under which poor Indonesians do not pay to become members and others pay a relatively low fee. This program has created a national debate about the effectiveness of the ownership of health insurance in increasing the use of health services—particularly among the poor—given the limitations in their quantity and quality. Using membership data on different health insurance programs from the 2007 rounds of Susenas and Riskesdas, this article researches the impact of having health insurance on health service utilisation, by controlling the levels of quality and quantity of health services in the area. We argue that having health insurance increases health service utilisation by approximately eight percentage points when people feel sick (or by approximately five percentage points if we include those who do not feel sick).
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.rightsCopyright Information: © 2014 Indonesia Project ANU
dc.sourceBulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
dc.titleThe role of health insurance membership in health service utilisation in Indonesia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume50
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor140208 - Health Economics
local.identifier.absfor140213 - Public Economics- Public Choice
local.identifier.absfor140202 - Economic Development and Growth
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4002919xPUB535
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationVidyattama, Yogi, university of canberra
local.contributor.affiliationMiranti, Riyana, university of canberra
local.contributor.affiliationResosudarmo, Budy, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage393
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage413
local.identifier.doi10.1080/00074918.2014.980380
local.identifier.absseo910202 - Human Capital Issues
local.identifier.absseo910209 - Preference, Behaviour and Welfare
local.identifier.absseo920208 - Health Policy Evaluation
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:22:33Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84921031628
local.identifier.thomsonID000345689500006
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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