Health Insurance for the Poor: Myths and Realities
Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai), Vol. 41, No. 43-44, 2006
4 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2007 Last revised: 22 Apr 2008
Based on a survey in seven locations, this article finds that most Indians are willing to pay 1.35 per cent of income or more for health insurance and most people prefer a holistic benefit package at basic coverage over high coverage of only rare events. The needs of the poor, and their demand for health insurance, depend on local conditions.
Keywords: micro health insurance, social insurance, insurance for the poor, community based health insurance, health financing
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