On the issue of world’s largest healthcare program in India, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to write letters to 100 million families educating them about the benefits of the program.
The scheme is said to have automatically registered 40 percent of India’s population that make up the bottom of the population as per the socio-economic caste census data.
Meanwhile, it is said that many jobs will be created and that it will be a stimulus for growth.
The government expects to spend up to 120 billion rupees annually on premium payments as PM Modi tries to seek support of the poor before elections.
The program is being implemented by most of India’s 29 states on a trust model where pooling of premium and settlement of claims is handled by a trust and not an insurance company.
Spending on health pushed more than 52 million people below the poverty line in India, according to a 2017 World Health Organization report.>