Assessment of Barriers to Health Insurance Access for Roma Families

This study aims to identify barriers to health insurance access affecting the Roma population in the country.

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UNICEF/2016/Dimishkovski

Highlights

This study aims to identify barriers to health insurance access affecting the Roma population in the country. Previous surveys conducted found that the differences in access to health services were a result of: 1 Lack of identity documents; 2 Lack of health insurance; 3 Inability to pay for official and unofficial costs relating to healthcare; 4 Poor health literacy; 5 Discrimination. The results of this Study confirm some of these findings. The most common reason for lack of health insurance amongst 15% of respondents, confirming they were not health insured, is “lack of identification documents.”

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Author

UNICEF

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Languages

English,
Macedonian

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