The demand for private health care under national health insurance: The case of the self-employed

Y. Machnes

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Abstract

This study explores the demand for private health care and supplemental health insurance in Israel, where universal national health insurance provides all inhabitants with a standard package of medical care. Our theoretical model and empirical study follow research previously conducted in four other countries. It was found that the self-employed in Israel demand more private health services and supplemental health insurance than wage-earners. Income, age, education, health status, marital status, origin, and profession were found to play a part in explaining these demands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-269
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Health Economics
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Private health care
  • Self-employed
  • Supplemental health insurance

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