RSBY health insurance scheme launched in Arunachal

The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), a health insurance scheme of the Centre for people living below poverty line was launched today in Arunachal Pradesh. The programme was launched by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at a function in presence of his ministerial colleagues and other government officials, official sources informed. Read more

RSBY program subject to World Health Organization study

India may be home to a robust health insurance market, but its consumers may be falling victim to exploitation, according to a new study sponsored by the World Health Organization. The study focuses on the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) program, which is a health insurance initiative sponsored by the Indian government. The RSBY program is designed to provide poor citizens with access to health insurance policies that are affordable, yet comprehensive. Consumers may actually be paying much more for this insurance coverage than they should be, the study suggests. Read more

India’s poor get a raw deal from insurance companies: WHO supported study

Rashtriya Swasthya BimaYojana (RSBY), a flagship health programme to provide free hospitalisation to the poor people, can become a major fiasco if insurance companies continue to throw a spanner, according to a WHO-supported study. Read more

Health Insurance: Unnecessary procedures on the rise in government hospitals too: Report

Unnecessary procedures on hapless patients has become a menace not just in private hospitals but is also becoming rampant in government hospitals.

A World Bank report on health insurance commissioned by the health ministry says that new government-sponsored health insurance schemes like the country’s flagship Rashtriya Swastha Bima Yojana (RSBY) has found evidence of unnecessary care. Read more

Insurance News: TN Governor launches insurance literacy programme

Governor K Rosaiah has said that insurance offers a significant support system to the economy, providing individuals and enterprises  financial security against unforeseen losses.

Launching the insurance literacy programme in schools at the platinum jubilee of United Insurance in the city recently, he added that  insurance provided funds for infrastructure and long-term investments. It acts as a conduit for firms and households to transfer risks to  entities that are better suited to handle them, he said. Read more

Government to assure, not insure, health

NAC wants Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna to be absorbed into new policy for universal health coverage

The National Advisory Council (NAC), which sets the policy agenda for the Congress party led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, wants the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) insurance scheme to be absorbed into the new policy for universal health coverage (UHC), taking the latter closer to realization.

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