Management in Health, Vol 11, No 2 (2007)

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Socio-economic Status of the Population and Accessibility to Health Care Services in the Frame of Mandatory Health Insurance from Republic of Moldova

Mihai Ciocanu

Abstract


Results of the household survey have shown that in the Republic of Moldova only approximately 75,4% of population are covered by mandatory health insurance. Out of those non insured 68,1% reported as being self employed or individual entrepreneurs. Uninsured persons are manly employed in construction, trade and agriculture fields. It has been proved that accessibility of population to health care services has been improved as a result of implementation of mandatory health insurance. Although households’ expenditures for health care services and drugs have decreased by 21% after the introduction of mandatory health insurance.
Keywords: household survey, mandatory health insurance, uninsured persons, Republic of Moldova

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