Over a decade, 14-fold increase in proportion of Indians with health insurance: IndiaSpend cites our report


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Data driven website IndiaSpend cites our research paper on “Health and Morbidity in India: 2004-2014” in yet another article.

The proportion of Indians with any form of health insurance coverage increased 14-fold between 2004 and 2014, according to a report by Brookings India, a think tank, which analysed National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data over this period.

No more than 1% of India’s population had access to any form of insurance in 2004, compared to 15% in 2014, the data reveal.

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