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India Economics Weekly

17 August, 2018

Modicare unlikely to have significant impact

Prime Minister Modi confirmed this week that his nationwide healthcare insurance scheme will be rolled out in September. Better healthcare provision could bring several benefits, from both an economic and wider perspective. But the government is allocating very little funding to the scheme and is not addressing constraints on healthcare provision. As a result, the impact of “Modicare” will be limited.

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