Studies from Chhattisgarh and other states show that most private hospitals force people to pay additional money even after using health insurance.
While the State Bank of India has played a pioneering role through its insurance programme, premiums have skyrocketed recently, that too, secretly.
While the cost of hospitalisation has gone up more than 10% between 2004 and 2014, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana’s insurance coverage has remained unchanged.
Trump called 49 Republican senators to the White House for lunch, telling them they needed to settle their differences and postpone the summer recess.
Explaining what ‘non-governmental’ means, two bureaucrats clarified it meant both NGOs as commonly understood as charitable organisations as well as private for-profit organisations.
The proposal would end the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid insurance programme for the poor and would replace Obamacare’s income-based subsidies with fixed tax credits for the purchase of private insurance.
Recently some Republicans have expressed concern about the party’s current strategy of voting for a repeal without having a consensus replacement plan ready.
India should not persevere with its focus on privatising healthcare or relying on health insurance.
Trump’s proposals will undo much of Obamacare’s progress, leaving no room to reduce the cost or improve the effectiveness of American health insurance.