- Think beyond health insurance
Live Mint March 31, 2015
Budget 2015 was creative on several dimensions but fresh thinking was completely missing in health financing. This budget, like several in the past, reinforced insurance as the strategy for health financing in India.
- Putting the ‘universal’ in healthcare
The Indian Express Published on:March 5 2015
Universal health coverage (UHC) is at the heart of the government’s healthcare agenda. The 12th Five Year Plan targets a long-term goal of UHC where “each individual would have assured access to a defined essential range of medicines .......
- Insurance given a boost healthy sign for economy
The Financial Express March 3 2015 3:17 am
The Union Budget endeavours to establish a long-term framework aimed at pushing the India growth engine back on the 8%+ trajectory. Its focus on job-creation infrastructure boost and clarity on several critical taxation related aspects are well received
- India needs 10-15 years to roll out universal health plan: KPMG
Reuters February 13 2015
India will struggle to become a global superpower without an efficient healthcare system and would need 10 to 15 years to cover everyone under its ambitious universal health coverage programme KPMG’s global health chief said.
- A step in the right direction
The Hindu January 03 2015
Yet another bold initiative was taken on the last day of 2014 when the Union government made public the draft National Health Policy 2015. The policy is a first step in achieving universal health coverage by advocating health as a fundamental right whose "denial will be justiciable".