190296 Willingness to pay: What do migrant say

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 3:10 PM

Arturo Vargas Bustamante, PhD , Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, 31-299, Los Angeles, CA
Since the late 1990s, governmental, business and not-for-profit organizations from California and Mexico have been working together to develop alternatives for cross-border health insurance in both the private and public sectors. These efforts have been conceived as an important strategy to tackle the barriers on access to care faced by immigrant workers in the US and their uninsured dependents living in Mexico. By offering health insurance coverage on both sides of the border, cross-border health plans target a mobile population that lives and works between two countries.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss a study that found that 62% of the surveyed population was interested a binational health insurance product, and 57% were willing to pay $75 to $125 a month, if services in Mexico were provided in public hospitals.

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