A single national health insurance (SNHI) scheme is under consideration in Tanzania. Intermediate steps toward SNHI include consolidating community health funds at the national level to promote uniformity in the benefits package, contributions, and payments. The government is also considering effective strategies to scale up enrollment and manage solvency across both the proposed national community health funds and the existing national health insurance fund prior to the potential implementation of SNHI. HP+ is supporting the government with these steps and contracted Ernst & Young to conduct an actuarial feasibility study of a potential SNHI scheme. The study findings can help shape the design of the proposed scheme, consider and quantify the need for government resources to sustain the scheme, and clarify priorities to prepare for the scheme’s eventual implementation. This brief may be useful to other countries in the region as they consider the analyses and evidence needed to implement their own health insurance reforms.
Prabhakaran, S. and A. Dutta. 2017. Actuarial Study of the Proposed Single National Health Insurance Scheme in Tanzania: A Summary Brief. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
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