Who benefits from free health insurance: evidence from Mexico

Document type
Working Paper
Conti, Gabriella; Ginja, Rita
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Date of publication
2 November 2017
Health Services, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Children and Young People, Older Adults
Social welfare
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This working paper presents the first comprehensive evidence on the health impacts of the introduction and expansion of a large non-contributory health insurance program in Mexico, the Seguro Popular (SP). SP provided access to health services without co-pays to individuals with no Social Security protection. To identify the impacts of the program this research uses its staggered rollout across municipalities between 2002 and 2010.

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