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User fee

A user fee is a fee, tax, or impost payment paid to a facility owner or operator by a facility user as a necessary condition for using the facility.

People pay user fees for the use of many public services and facilities. At the federal level in the United States, there is a charge for walking to the top of the Statue of Liberty, to drive into many national parks, or to use particular services of the Library of Congress.

States may charge tolls for driving on highways or impose a fee on those who camp in state parks. Communities usually have entrance fees for public swimming pools and meters for parking on local streets as well as perhaps even parking spaces at public beaches, dump stickers and postage stamps.

In international development, user fees refer to a system fees for basic health care, education, or other services implemented by developing country to make up for the costs of these services.

The International Monetary Fund often recommends that nations start charging fees for these services in order to reduce their budget deficits. This position is more and more challenged by many who people who claim that user fees hurt the poorest the most. Some even argue that they should be free at the point of use.[1][2][3]

References

  1. ^ Removing User Fees in the Health Sector in Low-Income Countries: A Multi-Country Review Bruno Meessen, David Hercot, Mathieu Noirhomme, Valery Ridde, Abdelmajid Tibouti, Abel Bicaba, Christine Kirunga Tashobya and Lucy Gilson / UNICEF, UNICEF Programme division working paper
  2. ^ Great leap forward on free healthcare Irin news
  3. ^ Gordon Brown: The next global cause: free education for all; The Independent
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