Medical Insurance Schemes For The Poor: Who Benefits? by Rama V. BaruMedical Insurance Schemes For The Poor: Who Benefits? by Rama V. Baru

Medical Insurance Schemes For The Poor: Who Benefits?

EditorRama V. Baru

Hardcover | October 1, 2015

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This book critically examines the evolution and design of medical insurance schemes for the poor in India. It covers a range of medical insurance schemes that have been implemented by worker unions, state and Central government. It examines the experience of those who access these schemes and the limitations faced.
Rama V. Baru is on the faculty at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Her research focus is on health policy, international health, privatization of health services and inequalities in health. She is the author of Private Health Care in India: Social Characteristics and Tren...
Title:Medical Insurance Schemes For The Poor: Who Benefits?Format:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.7 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Academic FoundationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9332701903

ISBN - 13:9789332701908

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Editorial Reviews

"There are big questions in the study of health care financing. Who pays? What does, or must, government pay for? What is the role of private funding? Is insurance based financing better than budgetary financing? Is insurance cover appropriate for primary care? Does insurance work better in tertiary care? etc. Policy makers need a proper understanding of these issues. In analyzing the working of public insurance schemes, this very timely volume adds to our knowledge of health care financing and the need for continuous government engagement." —Keshav Desiraju Former Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India