The Political Fuss Over The Insurance-Based Model Of Health Care In Rajasthan

Civil society groups have asked Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to reconsider the decision about the proposed insurance-based model of health care for people covered under the National Food Security Act, as this would compromise and sideline the successful free schemes of diagnostics and medicines in practice.

Read More

Get ₹5 Lac Health Insurance starts @ ₹200/month*
Tax Benefitup to Rs.75,000
Save up to 12.5%* on 2 Year Payment Plans
7 Lakh+ Happy Customers

*All savings are provided by the insurer as per the IRDAI approved insurance plan. Standard T&C Apply
*Tax benefit is subject to changes in tax laws. Standard T&C Apply

Get insured from the comfort of your home No medicals required
I am a

My name is

My number is

By clicking on ‘View Plans’ you, agreed to our Privacy Policy and Terms of use
I am a

My name is

My number is

Select Age

City Living in

    Popular Cities

    Do you have an existing illness or medical history?

    This helps us find plans that cover your condition and avoid claim rejection

    Get updates on WhatsApp

    What is your existing illness?

    Select all that apply

    When did you recover from Covid-19?

    Some plans are available only after a certain time

    In a statement released by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan department, the officials said;

    “With the improving economic and social status of the people, today medical practitioners administer non-compliant treatment and procedures. But, with the introduction of the insurance-based model of health care, the presence of several unregulated private clinics will be clipped, leading to easy access of health care services even to the poorer sections of our society.”

    However, the government model that is being proposed is also expected to be more expensive than that the existing one.

    The government has proposed that the new scheme will be launched in April 2015 under the National Food Security Act, providing a robust cover of an amount ranging from Rs. 30,000-Rs 50,000 in case of minor ailments, and an amount of Rs. 3 Lakhs for people suffering from serious ailments. This new scheme will reduce the strain on the districts and medical hospitals by sharing the responsibility with the private sector.

    The officials at the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan have doubts as they think this scheme is too good to be true. And, a deeper analysis of the scheme may turn futile in Rajasthan. The department further claims that the private sector in order to increase the claims would prescribe unnecessary medication and surgical procedures, with patients being the prime victims. The proof of their doubt lies in the alarming number of Caesarian sections done in the private sector in the recent times.

    Caught amidst political debate the fate of this policy and the fact that the bebefits percolate to the needy, is yet to be seen.

    (Source: This article has been adapted from the article "Activists oppose health insurance scheme" that appeared on February 15, 2015  in

    Disclaimer: Policybazaar does not endorse, rate or recommend any particular insurer or insurance product offered by an insurer.

    Health insurance articles

    Recent Articles
    Popular Articles
    Does Health Insurance Cover Sports & Gym Injuries?

    27 Jun 2022

    Gone are the days when only athletes and professional sports...
    Read more
    Health Insurance for Rural India

    24 Jun 2022

    Healthcare is expensive in India and is increasing with each...
    Read more
    Health Insurance for a Down Syndrome Child in India

    23 Jun 2022

    Down Syndrome is one of the most common genetic disorders in...
    Read more
    Income Tax Slab for Women: Guide to Exemptions and Rebates

    22 Jun 2022

    In India, every person who earns beyond a certain limit is liable...
    Read more
    Is Coconut Water Diabetic Friendly?

    22 Jun 2022

    Coconut water is an excellent beverage for people struggling with...
    Read more
    PMJAY Scheme: Ayushman Bharat Yojana Eligibility & Registration Online
    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced the launch of (PMJAY) Ayushman Bharat Yojana in his Independence...
    Read more
    Best Health Insurance Plans in India 2022
    Finding the best health insurance plan from so many different health insurance companies can get confusing for many...
    Read more
    Best Maternity Insurance Plans
    Maternity insurance offers comprehensive coverage for medical expenses incurred during pregnancy, including the cost...
    Read more
    How to apply for Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)
    Ayushman Bharat health insurance is a flagship scheme launched by the Government of India, as per the...
    Read more
    10 Major Benefits of Ayushman Bharat Yojana
    Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) is the second component under Ayushman Bharat Scheme. PM Narendra Modi...
    Read more
    Download the Policybazaar app
    to manage all your insurance needs.