Health Insurance

  • Gehlot's free medicine scheme won't be stopped: Health minister July 30, 2014

    The state government on Wednesday assured the House that the Chief Minister Free Medicine Scheme launched by the previous dispensation in government-run hospitals would not be closed but would be linked with a health insurance scheme. Health Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore categorically rejected the supplementary questions of Opposition Congress MLA, Pradhyuman...
  • Budget of hope: Health insurance industry demands hike in exemption limit July 3, 2014

    Counting down to the budget, the common man to corporate India everyone has their budget expectations. "As far as health insurance is concerned, I would request the government to increase the exemption limit under 80 D from 15000 and 20000 to a higher amount as in today's health insurance is...
  • Indian government working on world's largest health insurance scheme June 29, 2014

    Houston: The new Indian government is planning to bring about a 'complete transformation' of the health sector and is working on the blueprint of the world's largest universal health insurance programme. This was announced by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan as he read out a speech by Prime Minister Modi to a...
  • Odisha makes health insurance provision for journalists March 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday decided to introduce health insurance scheme for journalists, official sources said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal in this regard which has provision of insurance cover worth Rs 1 lakh per annum. Five members of a journalist family could get benefit from the scheme, a...
  • New government's health insurance scheme to benefit 7 lakh families February 15, 2014

    Uttarakhand government on Friday decided to launch a special programme to benefit families not covered under the National Health Insurance scheme. The Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme was cleared by the state cabinet at a meeting in Dehradun, official sources said. Around 7 lakh families in the state, who are not...
  • US: Health insurance markets open; success to be seen October 1, 2013

    Millions of Americans will be able to shop for the first time on Tuesday on the insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care reforms, entering a world that is supposed to simplify the mysteries of health coverage but could end up making it even...
  • No proposal from Chhattisgarh govt on setting up ESI hospital: K Suresh September 8, 2013

    Raipur: Union Minister K Suresh on Sunday said the Chhattisgarh government was dithering on construction of a Employees State Insurance (ESI) hospital which will benefit workers under the social security and health insurance scheme. "No proposal has come so far from Chhattisgarh government for setting up ESI hospital...If such proposal comes...
  • Cabinet approves health insurance for rickshaw-pullers June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Rickshaw-pullers, rag pickers, sanitation workers and taxi drivers are among a host of unorganised sector workers who have been brought under the ambit of the national health insurance scheme in a decision taken by the union cabinet Tuesday. The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) would be extended to rickshaw-pullers,...
  • Fake health cards scam running into crores surfaces in UP May 21, 2013

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment to the Akhilesh government in Uttar Pradesh, a major fake smart health card scam, which comes under the National Health Insurance Scheme, has come under scrutiny. This could turn out to be one of the major scams in Uttar Pradesh after the Akhilesh government came to power....
  • Explain 'unnecessary' hysterectomy surgeries: NHRC April 12, 2013

    Raipur: The NHRC has directed the Chhattisgarh government to submit a report within a month over the allegations that 7,000 'unnecessary' hysterectomy surgeries were conducted in the state by some doctors, just to claim money under a health insurance scheme. "There are allegations that 7,000 hysterectomies - uterus removal surgeries...
  • Senior citizens welcome new health insurance rules June 7, 2012

    Kolkata: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority's (IRDA) new policies have brought much relief to the senior citizens with the age limit raised to 65 years. Retired two years ago, 57-year-old Ambarish Banerjee spends the better part of his pension on medicines. It is vital for his survival as he's...
  • Provide health cover up to 65 yrs: IRDA guildelines June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: All health insurance companies will now have to provide health insurance to citizens upto the age of 65 and settle all claims within a month. According to the new regulations by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), there will be no exit age for policy renewals and all...
  • Is health insurance good for you? October 12, 2011

    Is health insurance good for your health? One way to answer this would be to randomise people into a group that receives insurance and another that doesn’t, and see which group is healthier over time. The only such study was done back in the 1970s by the RAND Corporation in...
  • LIC introduces unique new health plan: Jeevan Arogya June 10, 2011

    Mumbai: From June 1, 2011 LIC of India is launching a New Non-Linked Health Insurance Plan "Jeevan Arogya". The plan offers comprehensive hospitalization benefits for the whole family of the Principal Insured. A unique feature of this plan is that it also offers to cover the Parents in-law of the...
  • Deadlock on 'cashless' treatment refuses to end July 22, 2010

    Both the insurers and the private hospitals have failed to reach an agreement on the issue of 'cashless' treatment. ...
  • Budget is good for the domestic economy: Apollo Munich February 26, 2010

    Reaction of Shobana Kamineni on the Union Budget 2010. "I think this budget is good for the domestic economy. The government seems to be doing its bit towards economic recovery. The decision to broaden the tax exemption limits and to provide increased level of tax exemption under section 80C is welcome...
  • How to avoid paying high medical bills June 16, 2009

    We are all born equal, right? Some of us, it would appear, are first among equals, in a pervertedly lopsided way. If you happen to be unfortunate enough to step into a hospital and fortunate enough to afford a deluxe room, you should know and be prepared to pay much...
  • Ensuring health cover for the poor June 18, 2007

    Bhiwadi (Rajasthan): For people of Milakhpur, a village just two hours from the national Capital, subsidised health insurance schemes are something they did not even know existed. For six years micro health insurance schemes launched by the Government remained on paper. But, this is now changing with the help...
  • K'taka's free health insurance to poor June 18, 2007

    Mudhol (Karnataka): Karnataka will spend Rs 350 million to provide health insurance to around 1.2 million families below the poverty line (BPL), Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy announced here on Wednesday. "We are aware of the health challenges and the economic backwardness of thousands of families. We have decided to provide...