Interview with Claude Sekabaraga

When and how the idea to write this book came to you?
I can say 30 years ago when I started my internship during my medical studies. The teaching hospital was public with most of the patients without health insurance. The government was supposed to provide full subsidies, but the drugs and other medical consumables were many times out of stock. Ten years later, I was director of a public hospital and realized that the quarter quantity of drugs planned by the ministry of health was just for one month. The patients were asked to buy expensive and sometimes poor quality drugs in local retailers. Twenty years later, I started to work on health financing and discovered that with a little premium of five dollars a year per person, with tax exemption, it was possible for public sector offers affordable coverage. The requirements were ensuring high efficiency and focusing on high impact services. Unfortunately, the public sector faces politics that limit those factors. It's why I decided to mobilize private investments through door-by-​door and writings.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book story is essentially the business plans that have facts showing benefits with just US$1 a month, a week and a month depending if you are in low-income, newly industrialised and developed countries.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Self-publishing allows freedom to express the passion. Of course, you need to fully be accountable for what is published. With colleagues reviews, professional editing, indie author can enjoys a fair balance between the freedom and the quality publication.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a partner that brings my book to my potential readers through a myriad of libraries, book shops both online and physical.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing allows a dialogue with the humanity that the passion would like a positive change.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean same thinking colleagues. I consider them as people we share the vision and the road towards shared vision.
What are you working on next?
I would like to try a non-fiction vehicle for expressing a passion idea that I believe will have positive impact in improving quality of life of many families.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have many. It is really difficult to select some of them. I have no objective criteria to do it.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I prepare "TO DO THINGS" each evening. Then, morning I'm motivate to wake up early to be able to achieve it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
The circle is to read, exercise, think and write.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
From a question I have, I search the books published by ebook stores.
What do you advise young people in term of writing?
Writing is a pleasure, is a passion, is a business, is ...
Published 2016-02-26.
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Books by This Author

One Dollar Health Insurance
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Insurance business, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medical insurance
This book contains a health insurance model that aims to provide affordable premiums for low-income populations in countries with different levels of development and economy. The model proposes three strategies for developing a large cost-sharing capacity that covers at least 10 million members.