Is the National Health Protection Scheme good public policy?8 min read 11 Mar 2018, 11:50 PM IST
While not all insurance programmes are successful, there is sufficient evidence that if implemented well, insurance can save lives and improve financial well-being
India recently announced an ambitious plan called the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) to provide government-sponsored insurance to roughly 500 million people or nearly 40% of India’s population. Since the announcement, there has been much debate about two issues. First, does this plan make sense? Second, if it is a good idea, what should the design of NHPS look like? In this op-ed we use insights from our prior studies and those of other experts to inform the debate on both of these questions.
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