the more things change, the more they stay the same

Cracks show after just a month of Ayushman Bharat

The Centre has most states on its side. Hospitals and insurers though, remain reluctant. But even if they all came onboard, the world's largest health insurance scheme may still struggle

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Touted as the world’s largest health insurance scheme, the Indian government’s Ayushman Bharat programme was never going to be easy to implement. The team tasked with its roll out knew this when it was first announced in February 2018. How would the Centre convince states, especially those which already had similar schemes in place, to…

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