Medical insurance coverage up in India but not robust yet, says NFHS

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Somewhat over two-fifths, or 41 per cent, of households in India have no less than one individual covered by a medical health insurance plan or health scheme, based on the recently released National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5). The fifth edition of the survey, the info of which pertains to 2019-21, shows a big improvement in medical health insurance coverage within the country despite it remaining removed from satisfactory.

In keeping with the NFHS-4, just 29 per cent households had no less than one member covered under medical health insurance or health scheme as of 2015-16. The newest report suggests that …

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First Published: Sat, May 14 2022. 06:07 IST

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