After ten years of devolution, more than half of Kenya’s county governments rely on the health sector as a primary source of revenue, pushing up healthcare costs for individuals even further in a bid to maintain the inflow of cash from the lucrative sector.
But the threat of subsidies could severely hit county government own-source revenue (OSR) and force counties to seek government support, which is limited due to Kenya’s acute financial constraints.
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