Volume : III, Issue : IX, September - 2013

Health Finance and Health Insurance in India

Kiran Kumar, Chetan Kumar T M

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Today the world stresses on economic growth, globalization and privatization; a silent section of the society seems to slip through all safety nets. In India, one is talking about at least 26% of the population who fit into this category. The percentage varies from state to state. In most of the northern states poverty seems to be increasing and if you further disaggregate from urban to rural, you will find that 40% of the rural population in 10 states in India are below the poverty line. The main objective of a health care system is to maintain or improve the health status of the population. This is accomplished mainly by preventing disease and illness. Health insurance in a narrow sense would be ‘an individual or group purchasing health care coverage in advance by paying a fee called premium.’  

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Kiran Kumar, Chetan Kumar T M Health Finance and Health Insurance in India Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.III, Issue.IX September 2013


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