The health benefits from quitting smoking have been well documented; however, most health insurance plans in the United States, both public and private, have excluded coverage of smoking cessation services.
Since 1988, numerous public health policy documents have called for health insurance coverage of smoking cessation services, although there is little agreement over what kinds of services or interventions are most appropriate for health insurance coverage.
The purposes of this paper are to (1) describe current public policy for health insurance coverage of smoking cessation services; (2) review the current status of policy adoption by private health insurance carriers, health maintenance organizations, self-funded employers, as well as public insurance programs including Medicare and Medicaid; (3) analyze the major barriers faced by health insurers, health care providers and policy makers in offering coverage for smoking cessation services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Assurance maladie, Politique sanitaire, Sevrage toxique, Tabagisme, Economie santé, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Secteur public, Secteur privé, Système santé, Analyse coût
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Health insurance, Health policy, Poison withdrawal, Tobacco smoking, Health economy, Human, United States, North America, America, Public sector, Private sector, Health system, Cost analysis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0419246
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.