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Table 1 Broad design of a benefits package

From: Extending coverage to informal sector populations in Kenya: design preferences and implications for financing policy

Choice of scenarios Rural (%) Urban (%) Total (%)
Scenario 1: Status quo with current NHIF rates for comprehensive inpatient care at public facilities only 63 (48.8) 75 (23.2) 138 (30.5)
Scenario 2: Comprehensive coverage for outpatient and inpatient services in public sector health facilities but with increased prepayment either at proposed NHIF rates (KSh 500 per month) or increased taxes 45 (34.9) 165 (50.9) 210 (46.4)
Scenario 3: Choice to use private health facilities but pay most of the bill out-of-pocket or from a private insurance arrangement 10 (7.6) 71 (21.9) 85 (17.9)
Scenario 4: None of the above 11(8.5) 13(4.0) 24 (5.3)
Total 129 (100) 324 (100) 453 (100)