STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Telangana’s Aarogyasri fails to aid middle-income groups

It suggests that the government either increase awareness on various health insurance schemes or establish a sharing model whereby the State also pays for the insurance cover.

Published: 30th October 2021 08:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2021 08:09 AM   |  A+A-

A screen grab of the State government’s Aarogyasri website displaying Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s photograph

A screen grab of the State government’s Aarogyasri website displaying Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s photograph

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: A NITI Aayog report, highlighting the burden of rising healthcare costs on middle-income groups that dont have the support of any health insurance, states that Telangana’s Aarogyasri scheme also fails to assist citizens who fall under the group. 

The report titled, ‘Health Insurance for India’s Missing Middle’, looks at how the middle-income groups, estimated to be around 330 per cent of the population or 40 crore individuals, are devoid of any financial protection when it comes to health. 

The report finds that a majority of the States lack any insurance or universal healthcare for these groups, and adds that Telangana’s Aarogyasri health scheme also disregards the needs of the middle-income groups.

It suggests that the government either increase awareness on various health insurance schemes or establish a sharing model whereby the State also pays for the insurance cover.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp