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, 2019 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


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.