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Abstract : Countries strive to achieve sustainable development goals. However, these countries must develop health financing strategies that are feasible and sustainable in the path toward universal health coverage. Kurdistan Region Government has set health insurance on its agenda to improve the quality of health services; however, no evidence is available to indicate its feasibility. This study aimed to explore the feasibility of health insurance in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq from the stakeholders’ perspective. A survey of 37 key informants was also implemented to solicit their overview of the opinion on the health insurance system establishment using a self-administered questionnaire. Thirty-one responded to the call for participation in the study. Key informants identified health insurance as a crucial reform step to protect people from catastrophic expenditures and improve the quality of health services. However, no consensus was found among them about the best feasible model. This study has policy implications for health care financing in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. It showed that the government should put its efforts into getting a consensus among stakeholders on the best health insurance model, increase people’s awareness about health insurance, and conduct more initial assessments.

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