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Co-payment Mechanisms Within Various Social Health Insurance Systems

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Executive Summary

Under the impact of various financial constraints, population growth and demographic aging, most countries, including some well developed ones, are now facing funding shortages in their health insurance systems. Due to these facts, co-payment mechanisms were implemented under several forms, depending on the nature of the people who partake: premiums paid to private health insurance funds, share of the cost of services provided in the basic package offered by social health insurance and fee-for-service payments made by the uninsured.

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