Government-sponsored health insurance in India: Are you covered?

Health spending is one of the important causes of poverty in India. The country’s public financing for health care is less than 1% of the world’s total health expenditure, although it is home to over 16% of the world’s population. Families meet almost 70% of their health expenses out of their own pockets, placing considerable financial burden on poor households, often pushing them deeper into poverty. Read more