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- Modernization and the Russian Economy: Three Hundred Years of Catching Up
- Command Economy and its Legacy
- Russia’s Economic Transformation
- Transformational Recession
- Growth Trends in Russia After 1998
- Institutional Performance
- Corporate Governance in Russia
- The Russian Tax System
- The Unofficial Economy in Russia
- Russian Corruption
- Russia’s Dependence on Resources
- The Russian Oil Sector
- The Russian Natural Gas Sector
- The Russian Electricity Market: Variants of Development
- The Economics of Mineral Resources
- The Challenge of Reforming Environmental Regulation in Russia
- Economics of the Military-Industrial Complex
- Science, High-Tech Industries, and Innovation
- Blame the Switchman? Russian Railways Restructuring After Ten Years
- Russian Agriculture and Transition
- Russian Banking as an Active Volcano
- Financial and Credit Markets
- Russian Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Policy at the Crossroads
- Economic Geography of Russia
- Russian Fiscal Federalism: Impact of Political and Fiscal (De)centralization
- Regional Challenges: the Case of Siberia
- Labor Market Adjustment: is Russia Different?
- Higher Education Reform and Access to College in Russia
- Russia’s Health Care System: Difficult Path of Reform
- Poverty and Inequality in Russia
- Recent Demographic Developments in the Russian Federation
Abstract and Keywords
The chapter offers a review and evaluation of changes in the Russian health care system over the past two decades. It examines the general trends in health care status of the population and the evolution of the sources of health care financing. I focus mainly on the institutional changes in the health care system since the beginning of transition in 1992. I argue that the reform in the early 1990s has created barriers, preventing the transition to more equitable and effective system. In the period of economic growth from 2000 to 2008, public policy toward health care became more active. Large-scale public programs were initiated in 2005–6. The new stage of reform began in 2010 with the new law on compulsory health insurance. I discuss the first outcomes of this policy and the barriers and the prospects for health care reforms.
Sergey Shishkin is a Professor of Economics and Research Director at the Institute for Health Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. His research interests include economic analysis of social policies and economics of non-commercial sector.
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