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The empirical review of National Health Insurance in Korea

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Frame of Image Korea National Health Insurance Service 	 Kyong-Youl Gong, Director, NHIS Health Insurance Policy Research Institute Jung-Joo Park, Deputy Manager, NHIS Health Insurance Policy Research Institute Han-Yul Lee, Manager, NHIS Health Insurance Policy Research Institute Advisory Am-Gu Kang, Professor, Woosong Universty Ju-Hwan Oh, Professor, Seoul National University Hyoung-Sun Jeong, Professor, Yonsei University In-Duck Choi, Kongju National University Jin Soo Kim, Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) Kook-Hyun Cho, Former Executive Director, NHIS Kyu-Sik Lee, Honorary Professor, Yonsei University Soon-Man Kwon, Professor, Seoul National University Su-Tae Lee, Former Vice-president, NHIS Ilsan hospital Tae-Hyun Kim, Professor, Yonsei University Research Management	 Supported by	 KDI School of Public Policy and Management 	 Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF), Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000578-01 ISBN 979-11-5545-129-8 94320 ISBN 979-11-5545-116-8 [SET 19] Copyright © 2014 by Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000578-01
Knowledge Sharing Program
2014 Modularization of Korea’s Development Experience
The Empirical Review of National Health Insurance in Korea
Preface
opportunity to better understand the factors that drive development. Within about one The study of Korea’s economic and social transformation offers a unique window


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Title The empirical review of National Health Insurance in Korea
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Gong, Kyong-Youl; Park, Jung-Joo; Lee, Han-Yul

Publisher

Sejong:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2014
Series Title; No Knowledge Sharing Program: KSP Modularization
ISBN 979-11-5545-129-8 94320; 979-11-5545-116-8 [SET 19]
Pages 192
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Supervisor KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Organizer Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea; National Health Insurance Service
Sponsor Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Project Term 2014-01-01 ~ 2014-12-31

Abstract

The medical insurance system in Korea was established in 1963, with the passage of the Medical Insurance Act. However, the socio-economic base in Korea at the time was not mature enough for the implementation of a compulsory medical insurance system. Therefore, the country had a voluntary medical insurance system for more than ten years before the adoption of a compulsory system. By the time the compulsory medical insurance system was introduced, the GDP per capita was only about 1,000 USD. However, because of a strong national political will, the South Korean national government implemented compulsory medical insurance and realized Universal Health Coverage (UHC) within only 12 years. Today, the medical insurance system in Korea has been recognized as an exemplary model in the international community with regard to medical service accessibility and cost-effectiveness. (The rest omitted)

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Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000578-01
979-11-5545-129-8 94320; 979-11-5545-116-8 [SET 19]