Ayushman Bharat 2.0: Indian Health Infrastructure
The Government of India is working out to roll out Ayushman Bharat version 2.0. Ayushman Bharat 2.0 will cover to 400 million middle-income citizens.
The government is testing several options while considering the scheme’s financial implications. In consideration with the financial burden, the government is also contemplating the challenges of implementing the plan.
Coverage of the scheme:
Other changed options will be provided with a similar cover of Rs 5 lakh as provided under Ayushman Bharat. The scheme is also expanding alternatives to get a partial contribution or a top-up from individuals covered under the scheme.
The government is also consulting with health insurance companies to make the plan sustainable.
Even Government is trying to design an economically viable package that provides basic medical coverage at a reasonable cost.
Challenges for private insurance companies:
The private companies are searching to design a new dedicated product to cater to this segment even though the government insures them of high volume of coverage to make it viable.
NITI Aayog has already carried multiple rounds of consultations with the insurance companies, and the draft policy regarding the same could come up soon for consideration.
About Ayushman Bharat scheme:
Scheme Name: Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Scheme
Launched: 23rd September 2018 by PM Narendra Modi
Coverage: Rs. 5 lakh per family per year
This scheme is beneficial to 110 million poor families for their health without need of money.
It provides up to Rs 5 lakh of secondary and tertiary healthcare coverage to the underprivileged sections of society.
The scheme is fully financed by the central government.
Question & Answer:
Q1. Which scheme has been working out by Central government and NITI Aayog to cover 400 million mid-income citizens?
Ans. Ayushman Bharat 2.0
Q2. Who had launched the Ayushman Bharat Scheme in 2018?
Ans. PM Narendra Modi
Q3. How much rupees of coverage is provided under Ayushman Bharat per family per year?
Ans. Rs.5 Lakh
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