Ascertaining the Influence of Politics on the Outcomes of the Implementation of the NHIS: Study of the Ga West District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme

Feng Ying, Bright Dartey, Emmanuel Gyabeng


The study was conducted to ascertain the influence of politics on the outcomes of the implementation of the NHIS: study of the Ga West District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme (DMHIS). The study used the quantitative research methods which involved the distribution of questionnaires and through the random sampling technique, to reach the respondents. Questionnaires were distributed to 200 respondents dwelling in the Ga West District of Accra, Ghana after which a simple statistical tool, specifically the linear regression was used to analyze the data collected. The study revealed that over-ambitiousness of the NHIS policy, political message, staff selection not based on merit, policy uncertainty are the main political tenets that hinder the implementation of the Ga West District Mutual Health Scheme.

Keywords: Public policy, policy implementation, national health insurance scheme, Ghana

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/9-2-05

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