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'Modicare' significant step towards universal health coverage in India: US think tank (Economic Times)

May 11, 2019

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India's ambitious health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat, marks a significant step towards universal health coverage but the government should ensure that it is sustainable and delivers the high-quality care that Indians need, a top American think-tank said Friday. 

Based on the analysis of the first year of Pradhan Mantri - Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), popularly known as “Modicare”, researchers at the Washington DC-based Centre for Global Development (CGD) said the overall effort has been positive but they also highlighted challenges and several potential pitfalls related to cost and quality that could derail the scheme's progress. 

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