Universal Health Coverage for the informal sector

This project will assess whether Indonesia’s National Social Health Insurance is able to provide Universal Health Coverage to households in the non-institutionalised employment sector (informal sector) through which 60 percent of Indonesian households earn an income, most of whom are ineligible for subsidized NHSI fees and cannot be enrolled through formal sector payroll contributions. The investigation will assess NHSI enrolments, identify barriers to self-enrolment and determine how quality and availability of health care supply affects insurance uptake. This will inform potential policy recommendations for mandating the informal sector to participate in the NHSI.

Project Team

Dr Robert Sparrow

Dr Robert Sparrow

Fellow, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics

Australian National University

Dr Teguh Dartanto

Dr Teguh Dartanto

Director of Undergraduate Program in Economics

Universitas Indonesia

Dr Arianto Patunru

Dr Arianto Patunru

Researcher

Australian National University

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