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Low priority given to buying health insurance: survey

Most feel that treatment and hospitalisation expenses are too high at the time of treatment of any critical illness, however they don't consider buying health insurance

People across all age groups in India do not prefer buying health insurance because of high premiums, according to a recent health survey by Future Generali India Insurance Co. Ltd in which a total of 1,082 respondents participated. The study revealed that while people do understand that healthcare costs have risen, they don’t go for regular health check-ups and prefer to visit the doctor only when they are unwell. Most feel that treatment and hospitalisation expenses are too high at the time of treatment of any critical illness, however they don’t consider buying health insurance.

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