Collect Health Insurance Cess

WHO Says That 33% of New TB Patients Don't Have Access To Care
  • The average cost of healthcare has been going up in the country, making it unaffordable to the masses. According to WHO, only 33 per cent of the Indian healthcare expenditure in 2012 came from government sources.
  • There is a pressing need to provide health insurance to all citizens. One viable way to do this is by collecting a health-insurance cess for general citizens including people below the poverty line and mandating subscription-based contributions from the organised sector, said Suneeta Reddy of Appollo Groups.