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West Bengal only opposition ruled big state in health scheme pilot

Among the 106 districts chosen for the Ayushman Bharat NHPM Pilot, all of West Bengal is covered; there is also one district of Congress-ruled...

Moral hazards to eligibility, Modicare has many operational challenges to resolve

The scheme awaits cabinet nod but states have already flagged these issues in the two-day consultation In their addresses at the End TB summit on...

Govt looks at audits, pre-authorisation & facility restrictions to ring fence...

Of particular concern is the possibility of "moral hazard" procedures like elective C-secs bleeding the exchequerThird party clinical audits, pre-authorisation of non-emergency procedures and...

States want co-branding for Modicare, say beneficiary list cannot be pared

In the first state level consultation for National Health Protection Scheme, also known as Modicare, Centre fails to provide answers Instead of finalising a roadmap...

Modicare will cost states more than Rs 4000 cr annually, a/c...

At an estimated premium of Rs 1082 per family per year, the National Health Protection Scheme is expected to cost Rs 12000 crModicare -...

Health protection scheme will cost Rs 1 lakh cr estimates paper...

Even as the government is working on estimates of Rs 10000-12000 cr for the ambitious National Health Protection Scheme, a paper has estimated that...

Health protection plan to be launched on Aug 15 or Oct...

The scheme that will provide a health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year is also being called Modicare or NamocareNational Health...

Long road to UHC still, question really is will purse strings...

The Rs 2000 crore allocation for a Rs 5 lakh health cover for 10 crore people cannot possibly fool anyone. If this government puts...

Budget commitment to universal health coverage, prevention lauded

The Union Budget's healthcare focus has received a thumbs up from the industry with doctors and insurance companies lauding the decision to roll out...

Arun Jaitley repeats his own 2016 health protection plan in 2018...

Plan to provide health cover has been awaiting cabinet approval since November 2016 despite Jaitley's budget commitment and its subsequent reiteration by prime minister...

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