Journal Article

Health Accounts and Other Welfare Accounts

Journal of Institutional Comparisons

Many countries with generous social insurance are currently forced to cut back or modify their systems. At the same time many developing countries lack social insurance for large segments of the population. Health accounts may offer a way of implementing health insurance that keeps a lid on costs and provides better incentives than traditional public or private health insurance. This paper discusses health accounts and other savings-account based social insurance.


Stefan Fölster
J. Michael Orszag
Robert Gidehag


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I10, I30, I11, G22