Financial risks of illness: a shared responsibility? Solidarity and deservingness in health insurance and disability insurance in the Netherlands
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis › Internal
With regard to the opinions about distributing collective funds from these disease-related social insurances, it appears that a more conditional approach was taken toward benefits for illnesses than for a reimbursement of healthcare costs. This again points to the special status of social health insurance programmes compared to insurance for illness-related loss of income. It was also found that opinions differ with respect to granting or not allocating funds from social insurance schemes. With respect to policy practice, we should not view general public opinion as 'the opinion' of 'the average Dutch person'.
- cost of care, healthcare, incapacity for work, social insurance, solidarity, reform, opinions