Redistributive Impact

Definition

Health Economics

  • The effect on the income distribution of the arrangements adopted in a jurisdiction for health care financing. It is generally measured as the difference between the Gini coefficients for prepayment and post-payment income distributions and, quantitatively speaking, seems to be determined by the average proportion of household income spent on health care, the progressivity of the health care financing system, the extent of horizontal inequity, and the extent to which households are re-ranked in the distributions when post- and prepayment distributions are compared.
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