On Shadow Commercialization of Health Care in Russia

  • Inna Blam
  • Sergey Kovalev
Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)


The current state of organization and financing of public health care provision in Russia complies neither with the declared constitutional guarantee of free-of-charge comprehensive coverage nor with the realities of ongoing market reform in the wider economy. It is a rudiment of incoherent reforms conceived and decided upon in the times of perestroika in a country with a different social structure and by people with a now obsolete view of how the economy works.


Cash Flow Regional Authority Public Health Care Private Insurer Average Household Income 
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© United Nations Research Institute for Social Development 2005

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  • Inna Blam
  • Sergey Kovalev

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