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  • Towards More Choice in Social Protection?: Individual Choice of Insurer in Basic Mandatory Health Insurance in Switzerland
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  • Francesca Colombo
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  • There is a considerable interest in some OECD countries in understanding how greater choice in health markets can be combined with the equity and efficiency goals of health systems. This paper reviews the system of free choice of insurer in basic mandatory health insurance that was introduced in Switzerland with the 1994 Health Insurance Law (LAMal). The thrust of the reform was to increase solidarity in basic health insurance while enhancing choice among individuals and competition on quality-price ratios among insurers. The reform encompassed regulatory mechanisms to facilitate the switching mechanism and choice-led competition, such as measures to ensure cross-subsidisation across individuals of different risk and income, information disclosure requirements for insurers, and the mandatory participation to a risk equalisation mechanism for all insurers offering basic health insurance. The analysis presented in this paper suggests that some features of the individual choice ... Certains pays de l'OCDE manifestent un très grand intérêt à comprendre comment un plus grand choix sur les marchés de la santé peut aller de pair avec des objectifs d'efficacité et d'efficience des systèmes de santé. Ce rapport examine le système de libre choix du fournisseur de l'assurance-maladie de base obligatoire qui a été introduite en Suisse avec la loi sur l'assurance-maladie de 1994 (LAMal). Le but de la réforme était d'augmenter la solidarité de l'assurance-maladie de base tout en offrant un plus large choix à chaque individu ainsi qu'une concurrence au niveau qualité/​prix parmi les assureurs. La réforme englobait des dispositifs régulatoires pour faciliter le mécanisme de changement ainsi que les mesures pour assurer un échange de subvention parmi les individus ayant des niveaux de risques et de revenus différents, des besoins en transparence d'informations pour les assureurs et la participation obligatoire dans un mécanisme d'égalité des risques pour tout assureur ...
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