Poverty and access to health care in Ghana: the challenge of bridging the equity gap with health insurance
This study addresses the issue of the low participation in or enrolment of the poor in Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The low enrolment of the poor in the NHIS is attributed to the difficulty in identifying who qualifies for exemptions from paying health insurance premiums. In an attempt to address this problem, the purpose of this study was, therefore, to develop a model for identifying very poor households for health insurance premium exemptions in the Kassena-Nankana District of Northern Ghana in an effort to increase their access to equitable health care
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