Most health systems face fiscal constraints and Voluntary Health Insurance (VHI) is often seen as a way to address these pressures.

This study by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies draws on the experiences of 34 countries to assess VHI’s contribution to health spending and to understand its role in Europe and in relation to publicly financed coverage. It looks at who sells VHI, who purchases it and why. It also reviews public policy on VHI at the national and EU levels and the related national policy debates.

To download the study on health insurance from the website