Indian health industry seeks extension of insurance coverage

Indian health industry seeks extension of insurance coverage
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Jun 08 2009. 12 53 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Jun 08 2009. 12 53 PM IST
Washington: India’s medical industry wants the extension of health insurance coverage of Indians staying in America so that they can get treatment at a much lower cost in India.
The issue is expected to be seriously taken up by the representatives of the India’s health care industry who would be participating at the 27th annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin or AAPI.
Representatives of the Indian health care industry along with leaders of business chamber FICCI intend to take up this issue with US health insurance companies who would be participating at the five-day AAPI convention at the famous Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel.
“We want these insurance companies to start recognizing the treatment in India as part of the medical coverage so that there is a comfort level for these people to go there and get treated. Also it is a lot of cost saving,” said FICCI’s Ranjana Khanna.
With a rapid increase in the population of Indian Americans and increase in the number of people from the US visiting India every year, it is about time that America’s health insurance be recognized in India. This would be an important issue of discussion for the representatives of India’s health care sector at the AAPI convention.
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First Published: Mon, Jun 08 2009. 12 53 PM IST