Modicare will find it tough to get out of the blocks4 min read . Updated: 05 Feb 2018, 12:44 AM IST
Past experience shows that India lacks the institutional expertise and capacity to implement public health insurance effectively
Soon after he announced the world’s largest public healthcare scheme in the Union budget, finance minister Arun Jaitley termed it “Modicare" in a Doordarshan interview. This was not happenstance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s electoral dance card is full. Taking ownership of a startlingly ambitious—in theory—programme aimed at the common man is apt messaging. But the problems faced by Modicare’s namesake, Obamacare, in the US show how tricky the big questions in healthcare are.
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