Effects of expanding a non-contributory health insurance scheme on out-of-pocket healthcare spending by the poor in Turkey

Tirgil A. , Dickens W. T. , Atun R.

BMJ Global Health, cilt.4, sa.4, 2019 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001540
  • Dergi Adı: BMJ Global Health


Introduction Insufficient or no health insurance creates financial access barriers to healthcare services, especially for vulnerable populations. The Green Card scheme, a non-contributory government-funded health insurance scheme for the poor in Turkey, was expanded in 2003-2006 and has provided citizens with extended benefits. We study the effects of this expansion of the Green Card scheme on out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures for low-income households.