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The operation of nationwide health insurance and its implications

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Frame of Image lfare (MW), Republic of Korea Korea Institute for Health and Social Affiars (KIHASA) Jin Soo Kim, Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affiars (KIHASA)
Advisory
Chang Jin Moon, Former Vice-minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare (MW)
Research Management
Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management
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Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF), Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000178-01 ISBN 978-89-93695-32-8 94320 ISBN 978-89-93695-27-4 [SET 40] Copyright © 2012 by Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000178-01
Knowledge Sharing Program
2011 Modularization of Korea’s Development Experience
The Operation of Nationwide Health Insurance and its Implications
Preface
The study of Korea’s economic and social transformation offers a unique opportunity to better understand the factors that drive development. Within one generation, Korea had transformed itself from a poor agrarian society to a modern industrial nation, a feat never seen before. What makes Korea’s experience so unique is that its rapid economic development was relatively broad-based, meaning that the fruits of Korea’s rapid growth were shared by many. The challenge of course is unlocking the secrets behind Korea’s rapid and broad-based development, which can offer invaluable insights and lessons and knowledge that can be shared with the rest of the internati


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Title The operation of nationwide health insurance and its implications
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Project Category Development Cases
Material Type Report
Author(English)

Kim, Jin Soo

Publisher

Seoul : Korea Institute for Health and Social Affiars

Date 2012
Project Development Cases
Series Title; No Knowledge Sharing Program: KSP Modularization
ISBN 978-89-93695-32-8; 978-89-93695-27-4 [SET 40]
Pages 146
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Health
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Supervisor KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Organizer Ministry of Health and Welfare; Korea Institute for Health and Social Affiars
Sponsor Ministry of Strategy and Finance
Project Term 2011-01-01 ~ 2011-12-31
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Abstract

Although it has only been three decades since the introduction of the National Health Insurance System in Korea, and two decades have passed since the institution was extended to include all Korean citizens. Korea has achieved notable growth in this field within a short time period, the degree to which has elicited admiration from many other countries around the globe. The National Health Insurance System of Korea has been esteemed by the international community as one of the most efficient systems at providing universal health security for all of its citizens at a low cost.
Korea, however, underwent a process of much trial and error before its National Health Insurance System developed into the successful institution it is today. Moreover, although the health insurance offered in Korea is evaluated as a success, from our current perspective, there are also many unsatisfactory aspects which require improvements. (The rest omitted)