Table 3

Willingness to join a NHIS and preferred design features
Variable Number (%)
Support for implementation of compulsory NHIS
  • Strongly support 304 (51.4)
  • Support 246 (41.6)
  • Oppose 27 (4.6)
  • Strongly oppose 14 (2.4)
  Total 591 (100)
Preferred revenue collecting organization
  • Public 306 (51.8)
  • Private 69 (11.7)
  • A combination of public and private features 189 (32.0)
  • Don’t know 27 (4.6)
  Total 591 (100)
Design of NHIS contribution rates
  • All Kenyans should pay equal amounts 102 (17.3)
  • The rich should pay more than the poor 275 (46.5)
  • The poor should not pay at all 205 (34.7)
  • Don’t know 9 (1.5)
  Total 591 (100)
Willing to join NHIS
  • Yes 506 (85.6)
  • No 69 (11.7)
  • Don’t know 16 (2.7)
  Total 591 (100)
Willing to make contributions to support health care for the poorest Kenyans
  • Yes 522 (88.3)
  • No 56 (9.5)
  • Don’t know 13 (2.2)
  Total 591 (100)
Reasons for wanting to join NHIS
  • Cheap way to access care 127 (21.5)
  • Free health care for all Kenyans 343 (58.0)
  • Comprehensive benefit package 43 (7.3)
  • Compulsory 41 (6.9)
  • Other 37 (6.3)
  Total 591 (100)

Mulupi et al.

Mulupi et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:474   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-474

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