Surcharge Tobacco Taxes - The Thai Health Promotion Foundation by Dr. Prakit Vathesatogkit

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The presentation was shown during the Healthy People, Wealthy Nation Forum last January 29, 2014.

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Surcharge Tobacco Taxes - The Thai Health Promotion Foundation by Dr. Prakit Vathesatogkit

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  2. 2. Population Groups Classify According to Health Status Healthy Having Risk behavior but not yet sick Sick and seek care Health Promotion (Proactive) Conventional Health 2 Care system (Reactive)
  3. 3. MOF & MOH : Health Financing Reform policy (1996) Appoint working groups to study; 1. Health Insurance, scheme - to provide health security. 2. Setting up Health Promotion Institute to promote health - to decrease health care cost. The 2nd policy was intended to compliment the 1st policy. 3
  4. 4. Two Complementary Act in Health Financing Reform 1. Health Promotion Fund act 2001     Establishing a health promotion fund to come from additional 2% of tobacco and alcohol levy (surcharge tax) An autonomous state agency for fund administration 2. The National Health Security act 2002 (UHI)   4 National Health Security Office to buy services from healthcare provider
  5. 5. 2013 Budget = 120 million USD.
  6. 6. Source MOH NHSO Civil Service insurance Local gov. Other gov. agencies Total ThaiHealth =% of total HP Budget 6 400 309 45 198 7.6 959.6 114 11.8% Service based Project based
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