This study explores underlying values, such as views on the role of the state and solidarity, attitudes to, and understanding of compulsory and voluntary insurance, and co-payments. The study identifies general principles (equity, transparency) considered important by the population and practical aspects of implementation of reform. Data were obtained from a representative survey (n=1547) and from 58 in-depth interviews and 6 focus groups with users and health professionals, conducted in 1997 before the actual reform of the health financing system in Bulgaria.
Balabanova, D.; McKee, M. Reforming health care financing in Bulgaria: the population perspective. Social Science and Medicine (2004) 58 (4) 753-765. [DOI: 10.1016/S0277-9536(03)00241-7]