India’s RSBY program taking advantage of consumers

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RSBY program subject to World Health Organization study India may be home to a robust health insurance market, but its consumers may be falling victim to exploitation, according to a new study sponsored by the World Health Organization. The study focuses on the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) program, which is a health insurance initiative sponsored by the Indian government. The RSBY program is designed to provide poor citizens with access to health insurance policies that are affordable, yet comprehensive. Consumers may actually be paying much more for this insurance…

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American consumers want experimental drugs covered by insurance

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Scientists from the School of Public Health at Harvard have recently asked Americans, as well as people in Italy, the U.K., and Germany, if they felt that decreasing the overall cost of healthcare was worth eliminating expensive experimental treatments. The results of this survey indicated that among Americans, 62 percent were opposed to “decisions by the government or health insurance plans” for denying care if they should decide that the cost are not justified by the benefits that the care provides. Each country’s participants in the survey provided comparable results.…

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South Africa advances with national health insurance plan, will begin testing next year

South Africa is inching forward with a new national health insurance plan that seeks to provide coverage to all the nation’s citizens. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says that the project is well on its way to being the largest health care revolution the country has ever seen. The national health insurance plan has been in the works for several years now. Government officials believe that the plan will usher in a new era of health care and improve the nation’s health systems. Minister Motsoaledi told reporters Thursday that the government…

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