universal coverage

universal coverage

Universal access Health care reform The provision of health care for entire group–including preventive care–eg, vaccines, screening, outpatient visits to a generalist or specialist, hospitalization for basic and catastrophic needs. See Canadian plan, Clinton plan, Socialized medicine. Cf Underinsured, Uninsured.

universal coverage

A health insurance plan that reimburses all citizens for all or part of their health care costs. It may insure all health-related services or specific (“safety-net”) services only, or it may be tiered, providing different services depending on the amount of funding the insured person chooses to contribute to the plan.
Synonym: universal health insurance coverage
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Tenders are invited for Strengthening Local Capacity to Deliver Sustainable Quality Assured Universal Coverage of Clinical HIV/TB Services in Manzini Region, and Provide Central Level Technical Assistance to the National Tuberculosis Control Program.
This article assesses how far health care financing approaches that seek to provide universal coverage work for adolescents, by asking (and suggesting answers for) some important questions.
The universal coverage scheme, the country's largest health insurance policy, ensures the vast majority of the population has access to medical care.
In a news release announcing the report, WHO Director-general Margaret Chan, MD, MPH, called universal coverage, "the best way to cement the health gains made during the previous decade," and said it is "a powerful social equalizer and the ultimate expression of fairness.
Because some of our Qatari patients lack the understanding of the new scheme, they are refusing to be enrolled under the scheme, thinking it is not a universal coverage like their private insurance policies," Doha Clinic Hospital Insurance manager Dr Islam Zakaria told Gulf Times yesterday.
Earmarking 75 per cent of India's rural and 50 per cent urban areas as eligible under the scheme, the draft rejects the demand for universal coverage put forth by the Samajwadi Party and the Left.
Prepaid health financing mechanisms, such as health insurance, are a key route to universal coverage, said an author of a major health services study commissioned by the World health Organisation (WHO).
In each nation, "the progress towards universal coverage cannot be the effort of the state machinery alone.
The global health policy agenda is dominated by discussions about the need for health systems to achieve universal coverage.
Not to endanger universal coverage - ensuring that it remains a National Health Service; ?
Since 1998, federal law has guaranteed universal coverage for reconstruction, but many women aren't aware of it or don't know where to get the procedure, according to Dr.
Universal Coverage, by Daniel Putkowski, paperback, 350pp, $16, ISBN 97809815959-4-8, Hawser Press, 2009.
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