International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Hand in Hand with Jordanian Health Care Insurance: A Challenge of Improvements
Dr. Hasan Salih Suliman Al-Qudah

Health sector policy formulation, assessment and implementation are an extremely complex task especially in a changing epidemiological, institutional, technological, and political scenario. Further, given institutional complexity of our health sector programmers and the pluralistic character of health care providers, health sector reform strategies in context of health insurance have evolved elsewhere may very little suitability to country situation. Proper understanding of Jordan health situation and application of the principles of insurance keeping in view the social realities and national objective are important. This paper presents review of health insurance situation in Jordan - opportunities it provides, the challenges it faces and it raises concerns. A discussion of the implications of privatization of insurance on health sector from various perspectives and how it will shape the character of our health care system is also attempted. The paper covers the areas of economic policy context, health financing in Jordan, health insurance scenario in Jordan, health insurance for all, consumer perspective on health insurance, challenges facing health insurance sector, models of health insurance in other countries.

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