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Solidarity, coalition and strategy : Health insurance reform in the South Korea

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  • Solidarity, coalition and strategy
  • Kim, Seongjo
  • University of Sheffield


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Title Solidarity, coalition and strategy
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Health insurance reform in the South Korea

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Kim, Seongjo

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[Sheffield, U.K.]:University of Sheffield

Date 2014-08
Pages 32
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
Social Development < Social Welfare
Holding University of Sheffield

Abstract

How South Korea was successful in the solidaristic social policy, integration of health insurance even though the political left had only limited power and they had obviously small welfare state? Most of previous studies regard it as the great victory of coalition based on progressive idea in health policy. It is argued that the shift of union’s position in health insurance reform made the integration of health insurance. Since the employers and employees benefited from fragmented health insurance system, their positions were critically important to reform of health insurance program. Especially trade union had complicate and contradictory interests on health insurance reform. Although Koran workers gained significant economic benefits from fragmented system, they could go out of the current system if there are huge incentives and benefit from allying farmers. (The rest omitted)