Prepared for tushar r. | Delivered December 23, 2019
Health Insurance Research
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Provide a general overview of the overall health insurance market in Thailand and Vietnam, the market size (if readily available), 1 – 2 current trends in the market, and 1 – 2 challenges faced by the market.
Thailand achieved universal healthcare in
through three public health insurance schemes.
In addition to public sector healthcare in China, the private sector is
driven by wealthier patients who are avoiding the public system.
of the population is covered under the government-provided Universal Coverage Scheme, 13.3% is covered under the Compulsatory Social Security Scheme, and 8.2% is covered by the Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme. Additionally, 2.2% of the population is covered by private health insurance.
While the size of the health insurance market in Thailand was unavailable, the total healthcare market in the country is growing and is expected to reach
28.5 billion USD
by the year 2020.
Thailand is the most popular destination globally for
. The government is attempting to
this industry in the country in order to offset the medical costs of the Thai population.
of Thailand is driving an increase in the need for medical care and thus the market size.
A current challenge for the public sector of healthcare in Thailand is "
in the long term", especially due to the increasingly
There is also a
shortage of healthcare professionals
, as the number of trained people employed in the sector has not increased as rapidly as the expanded access due to universal healthcare coverage.