Expansion of Health Insurance Scheme

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  • A group of ministers (GoM) meeting discussed a Rs 4,000-crore annual expansion plan for the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana to cover 8 crore families.
  • The meeting was chaired by the Home Minister. The new scheme, according to the plan, will cover poor families and labourers. There will be no ceiling on the number of family members that can be covered.
  • There will be a provision of a top-up of Rs 30,000 for every senior citizen and a transportation allowance of Rs 250 for every hospitalization.