Centre’s healthcare push: Clears insurance plan, national mission

Published in Indian Express | By Abantika Ghosh| On March 22, 2018 Continuing to focus on healthcare, the Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the organisational architecture of the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) that will provide health insurance to 10.74 crore families, and the continuation of the National Health Mission till March 31, 2020, with budgetary […]

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Is the National Health Protection Scheme good public policy?

Published in Livemint | By Shamika Ravi and Neeraj Sood| On March 12, 2018 India recently announced an ambitious plan called the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) to provide government-sponsored insurance to roughly 500 million people or nearly 40% of India’s population. Since the announcement, there has been much debate about two issues. First, does […]

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These factors will put India on the road to faster growth

Published in Economic Times | On February 24 Addressing the ET GBS on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a series of significant reforms ushered in by his government had transformed the economy. He cited improved data on inflation, fiscal deficit, current account deficit, GDP growth, interest rates and FDI inflows. ET presents the PowerPoint presentation by the PM at the summit.     […]

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Is Modicare the most ambitious healthcare mission?

Published in The Economic Times | On February 14 On February 1, the Union Budget announced the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), the biggest such global plan to provide quality health cover to a population larger than the combined citizenry of the US, France, Germany and the UK. Called ‘Modicare’, the plan seeks to extend […]

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Is India ready for NHPS?

Published in The Indian Express | By K. Sujatha Rao | On February 13 The National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) is based on four assumptions and one hope: One, creating an effective demand to trigger private investments in supply deficit areas, two, enabling tapping of the 30 per cent unutilised capacity in private hospitals for […]

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