This book uses a revised version of Kingdon’s multiple-streams framework to examine health financing reforms in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) as well as long-term care insurance (LTCI) reforms in Japan and Singapore. It shows that the explanatory power of the multiple-streams framework can be strengthened through enriching the concepts of policy entrepreneurs, ideas, and windows of opportunity in the original framework as well as bringing the theoretical lens of historical institutionalism into the framework.
Table of Contents
1. Population Ageing and Financing Health and Long-term Care in Asia 2. China: The Urban Health Insurance Reform 3. Hong Kong: The Mandatory Health Insurance Reform Fiasco 4. Japan: The Long-term Care Insurance Reform 5. Singapore: A Compulsory Long-term Care Insurance Reform 6. Taiwan: The National Health Insurance Reform 7. The Republic of Korea: Integration Reform 8. Healthy Ageing in Asia
Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk is Assistant Professor in Public Policy and Global Affairs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.