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The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government to move ahead with making universal healthcare a reality by restructuring the public health system.

 

With elections barely nine months away, the Congress is looking to shore up its image as the party committed to improving the aam aadmi’s lot. Following popular schemes on rural employment, right to education and right to food, the ruling party is now focussing on health, which is a major cause of impoverishment.

 

India is among the countries with the lowest public spend on healthcare – about 1% of the GDP, compared with China’s 2.9% and Thailand’s 3.1%. Read More

  1. simon Reply

    August 8, 2013 at 2:23 am

    The law has instilled a sense of fear and confusion among the public who are not exactly sure of the likely implications of the healthcare reform bill. Its analysis has unveiled what is in it and what is not, and what the law can do and cannot do. What is now definitely known is that:

    The healthcare law will no doubt increase the number of Americans with health insurance but it will fall short of the so-called “universal coverage.” A rough estimate is that by 2019, nearly 21 million Americans will be uninsured
    The cost of the legislation will be much more than originally announced. It is expected to cost more than $2.7 trillion over 10 years of full implementation that will probably add $352 billion to the national debt!
    A vast majority of the workers and businesses will notice very little, or in fact, no change in their already escalating insurance costs. But millions of other Americans including the younger and healthier workforce, and those who buy insurance through the non-group market companies will see their premiums rise faster
    There is a huge possibility that the law could raise taxes by more than $669 billion by 2019 causing a reduction in economic growth and employmentREF:http://www.newsonhealthcare.com/preparing-for-socialized-health-caresome-patients-may-die-waiting-for-treatment/

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