Monday, 3 August 2015

Expansion of Health Insurance to Developing Nations

With the challenge of today’s generation, health risk is greatly increasing. Today’s citizens have greatly recognized the danger of going out every day.  Health insurance is also in demand in the market and is considered as one of the most necessary insurance to have.

Developing nations are already increasing its insurance economy and even building its own campaign towards the totality of health insurance patrons.

According to a report released by Westhill Insurance Consulting, health insurance has already been accepted as a necessary part of each household.

Indonesia is one of developing nations who has proven to slowly adapt health insurance in its system. With over 200 million citizens flocking on the national health insurance registration in Jakarta, Bali, Sumatra and major places in the country, the government has been proud to predict that it may be possible to see all of the archipelago’s population already avail of health insurance.

To cater to rural areas of developing nations on the other hand, reliable, always‐on broadband wireless connectivity makes a new health care model possible: instead of asking the patient to go to the nearest clinic or hospital, the mobile health care worker reaches out to the patients where they live and when they need care, bringing access to a broad set of medical resources through voice, data, and video applications. 

The only challenge in pursuing health care insurance in developing nations is the fraudulent deeds happening among their people because of the lack of security and loose protection from the authorities.

To prevent these scams from happening and keeping more victims from losing their hard-earned money for a non-existent medical assistance, many companies and non-profit organizations are continuously seeking reforms. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) initiatives have sought to create awareness in and provide guidance to countries on how to improve the design and functioning of their health systems based on evidence of what works for achieving the goal of universal coverage. Meeting this goal is, however, challenging, because the available evidence rarely explores the causal link between the design features of these UHC schemes and the outcomes observed, and substantial heterogeneity exists regarding the robustness of the available evidence.

UHC reviews and indicates possible intervention to both low and middle-income countries for improvement. Affordability is currently the main concern for the organization to both solve the problem of the small number of health care insurance holders and keep scams from happening.

Hopefully, more solution can be presented as we look forward for a healthier life in the near future.