Share of Private Health Insurance Payments

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Many OECD countries rely on private health insurance as a ‘secondary source’ of coverage. In some countries, people are allowed to opt out from social health insurance and enroll in private health insurance. The heat map above shows the share of private health insurance payments as a percentage of the total health expenditure for inpatient care and basic medical services. Click on a country to see a breakdown of private health insurance for inpatient care and basic medical services (source: OECD).