Health Benefit Plans in Latin America: A Regional Comparison

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Molins, Silvia;
Alonso, Lucía;
González-Pier, Eduardo;
Montañez, Vilma;
Silva, Humberto;
Curcio, Javier;
Dinarte, Mauricio;
Bolaño Prado, Luis
May 2014
Tristao, Ignez;Bitrán, Ricardo;Giedion, Úrsula
Guaranteeing the right to health care under equal conditions for all is a goal that every society desires to achieve, particularly in a region as unequal as Latin America and the Caribbean. Universal coverage is an important objective for most countries; however, the context for attaining universal coverage is difficult, as the pressure on health spending mounts with each passing day. So, what to leave in or out of a health benefit plan?