Public Policy for the Poor? A Randomized Evaluation of the Mexican Universal Health Insurance Program (Harvard School of Public Health)

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, May 5, 2022


Seminar on Health System Quality, Prof Margaret Kruk

Presentation Slides: 

An evaluation of the Mexican Seguro Popular program (designed to extend health insurance and regular and preventive medical care, pharmaceuticals, and health facilities to 50 million uninsured Mexicans), one of the world's largest health policy reforms of the last two decades. Our evaluation features a new design for field experiments that is more robust to the political interventions and implementation errors that have ruined many similar previous efforts; new statistical methods that produce more reliable and efficient results using fewer resources, assumptions, and data; and an implementation of these methods in the largest randomized health policy experiment to date. (See the publications from this project.)