Learning from the Kenyan healthcare system

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Everywhere in the world, we are seeking affordable high-quality healthcare for everyone. However, healthcare consumes and increasing share of our income. German experts are now looking at a Kenyan model.


Everywhere in the world, we are seeking affordable high-quality healthcare for everyone. However, increases in healthcare expenditure in OECD countries have, on average, exceeded GDP growth by two percentage points annually over the past 60 years. Healthcare consumes an increasing share of our income. German experts are now looking at a Kenyan model. While the German health care system has a very good reputation all accross the world, it is often critisised for being expensive, burocratic and unfair. In Kenya, more and more people benefit from so-called micro insurance. They pay a small monthly fee depending on their income, not on their health risks. Micro insurance companies establish networks between insurances, hospitals and medical practices, and thus provide additional savings potential in health care delivery. Source: Spiegel Online (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/gesundheitssystem-was-deutschland-von-kenia-lernen-kann-a-945962.html)


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