A health financing review of Mongolia with a focus on social health insurance
Bottlenecks in institutional design and organizational practice of health financing and options to accelerate progress towards universal coverage
Mongolia’s health care financing system has made some significant institutional achievements over the past ten years including free primary health care for all the population, subsidized health insurance contributions for low-income and vulnerable populations and the implementation of a system for disease-related groups. Administrative efficiency has also improved. However, financial risk protection and the degree of pooling are limited and health financing continues to be inequitable. Funding and population coverage levels are below Mongolia’s potential.
This review of Mongolia’s health financing system identifies current bottlenecks in health financing and ways to develop appropriate options to address them in order to make progress towards universal health coverage.