Health Benefit Plans in Latin America: A Regional Comparison
Giedion, Úrsula; Tristao, Ignez; Escobar, Liliana; Bitrán, Ricardo; Cañón, Oscar; Molins, Silvia; Alonso, Lucía; Fernández, Jorge; Panopoulou, Giota; González-Pier, Eduardo; Prieto, A. Lorena; Cid, Camilo; Montañez, Vilma; Sabignoso, Martín; Silva, Humberto; Curcio, Javier; Dinarte, Mauricio; Bolaño Prado, Luis
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?