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Private to public healthcare or vice versa

Hi, I’m really sorry for this post, basically I was wondering if anyone could help me find a country in Asia that has switched from public to private or private to public healthcare? I’ve spent over 15 mins searching on google and i can’t find anything or if anyone knows of a country, that would be greatly appreciated, it’s for me epq btw. Thank you so much :smile:
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Original post by anonymous294
Hi, I’m really sorry for this post, basically I was wondering if anyone could help me find a country in Asia that has switched from public to private or private to public healthcare? I’ve spent over 15 mins searching on google and i can’t find anything or if anyone knows of a country, that would be greatly appreciated, it’s for me epq btw. Thank you so much :smile:

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https://www.thinkglobalhealth.org/article/march-private-health-care-southeast-asia

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/35282034.pdf

https://www.jstor.org/stable/4414156

Took me about 30 seconds to find those which all give various countries as examples. If you want an example of a country fully shifting from 100% of one to 100% of the other then that's probably much harder to find (if it even exists).
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Original post by artful_lounger
https://www.thinkglobalhealth.org/article/march-private-health-care-southeast-asia

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/35282034.pdf

https://www.jstor.org/stable/4414156

Took me about 30 seconds to find those which all give various countries as examples. If you want an example of a country fully shifting from 100% of one to 100% of the other then that's probably much harder to find (if it even exists).

Thank you so much, i probably wasn’t searching up the right thing then, i’ll have a look at these, thanks again! I was looking for a full switch but maybe that doesn’t exist….
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Original post by anonymous294
Thank you so much, i probably wasn’t searching up the right thing then, i’ll have a look at these, thanks again! I was looking for a full switch but maybe that doesn’t exist….

To be honest I don't even think there are that many countries which are fully one or the other to start with...the UK and the US are kind of exceptions with 100% private vs state healthcare I think, most countries I'm aware of have hybrid systems (which may lean more one way or another). Even the US has "Obamacare" health insurance.

I think the Philippines recently introduced a similar programme there but was much more heavily Americanized/privatized before so might be somewhere to look into?
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Original post by artful_lounger
To be honest I don't even think there are that many countries which are fully one or the other to start with...the UK and the US are kind of exceptions with 100% private vs state healthcare I think, most countries I'm aware of have hybrid systems (which may lean more one way or another). Even the US has "Obamacare" health insurance.

I think the Philippines recently introduced a similar programme there but was much more heavily Americanized/privatized before so might be somewhere to look into?

Thank you so much, I’ll have a look into that!
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Original post by artful_lounger
To be honest I don't even think there are that many countries which are fully one or the other to start with...the UK and the US are kind of exceptions with 100% private vs state healthcare I think, most countries I'm aware of have hybrid systems (which may lean more one way or another). Even the US has "Obamacare" health insurance.

I think the Philippines recently introduced a similar programme there but was much more heavily Americanized/privatized before so might be somewhere to look into?

Hi, I’ve started looking into the phillipenes and have searched all over google but I can’t find anything saying that it’s switched, there is only information about it being mostly public and based on Philhealth? Would you be able to help with this?
Thank you very much!
Original post by anonymous294
Hi, I’ve started looking into the phillipenes and have searched all over google but I can’t find anything saying that it’s switched, there is only information about it being mostly public and based on Philhealth? Would you be able to help with this?
Thank you very much!

Republic act 11223 was only made law in 2019, which was the law instituting universal healthcare coverage be available to all Filipinos.
Reply 8
Original post by artful_lounger
Republic act 11223 was only made law in 2019, which was the law instituting universal healthcare coverage be available to all Filipinos.

Thank you, but there isn’t anything saying that it was mainly private before?
Original post by anonymous294
Thank you, but there isn’t anything saying that it was mainly private before?

https://pidswebs.pids.gov.ph/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidsdps1105.pdf

You really need to actually be doing your own research. This is not my project. Basic googling is finding this simple information and these simple resources you could be using.

Like the entire point of the EPQ is that you learn how to do this kind of research yourself and don't just ask other people to hand it to you and then write something up based on what was given to you...

You've had a starting point, go and find some evidence, do some analysis, and think about what conclusions you can draw! :smile:
(edited 3 months ago)
Original post by artful_lounger
https://pidswebs.pids.gov.ph/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidsdps1105.pdf

You really need to actually be doing your own research. This is not my project. Basic googling is finding this simple information and these simple resources you could be using.

Like the entire point of the EPQ is that you learn how to do this kind of research yourself and don't just ask other people to hand it to you and then write something up based on what was given to you...

You've had a starting point, go and find some evidence, do some analysis, and think about what conclusions you can draw! :smile:

I’m really sorry, i will definitely go and find more evidence. Do you have any tips on finding the best resources? Thank you!
Original post by anonymous294
I’m really sorry, i will definitely go and find more evidence. Do you have any tips on finding the best resources? Thank you!


Search for keywords, change terms as you go to refine things, the usual stuff. Then just assess the validity of the source and reliability of where you got it. A published academic paper in a reputable journal is a lot more reliable than a random blog, for example. Try using different resources as well e.g. google scholar, world of science etc.

I'd recommend speaking with your librarian at school (or your local library) as that is what they do for a living!
Original post by artful_lounger
Search for keywords, change terms as you go to refine things, the usual stuff. Then just assess the validity of the source and reliability of where you got it. A published academic paper in a reputable journal is a lot more reliable than a random blog, for example. Try using different resources as well e.g. google scholar, world of science etc.

I'd recommend speaking with your librarian at school (or your local library) as that is what they do for a living!

Thank you, i will try this from now on!

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