13 private hospitals in Chhattisgarh under scanner for 'irregularities'

The Chhattisgarh government has taken action against 13 private hospitals across the state for alleged failure to provide proper facilities to patients under the health insurance schemes.

Goa to have universal health insurance scheme soon: CM

After several hits and misses, the Goa government will launch its universal health insurance scheme, the first of its kind in the country in a few months, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.

The significance of Health Insurance for your Life

You never know when you or your family member will have an accident or get sick. Having good health insurance provides you with an affordable way to get medical care when you need it.

`Obamacare` shrinks US uninsured by 16 mn: Government

 The number of Americans without health insurance has dropped by 16.4 million since key portions of the Affordable Care Act took effect, the largest reduction in uninsured in four decades, officials announced Monday.

Highlights of Union Budget 2015-16

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday proposed no changes in personal income-tax rates for 2015-16 but extended benefits to middle-class by increasing the limit of deduction on health insurance premium from Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000, while presenting the Budget 20105-16.

Union Budget 2015-16: What's there for health sector

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday presented the Union Budget 2015-16 in Parliament, and announced allocation of Rs 33,152 crore for the health sector.

Economic insecurity impacts diabetes control

 People facing difficulty paying for food and medicines find it harder to manage their diabetes than those who are affluent, a study says.

People who think they are good at math may not actually be so

A new study has revealed that thinking you're good at math and actually being good at it, are not the same thing.

Govt will form regulatory authority for NHAM: Harsh Vardhan

National Health Assurance Mission, which the Centre plans to roll out next year, will be accountable to people for deficiencies in delivery and a regulatory authority will be formed to oversee enforcement of the norms, the government announced today.

Health insurance has lowered death rate in Karnataka: Study

At a time when the central government is mulling a universal health insurance policy for the poor, a study shows that a similar programme in Karnataka to provide health insurance to households below the poverty line has lowered both mortality rates and out-of pocket expenses for beneficiaries.

Government to launch unique health insurance scheme

A unique health insurance scheme would be part of the proposed Universal Health Assurance Mission (UHAM) of the central government, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Monday said.

Indian govt working on world`s largest health insurance scheme

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.

Health Insurance in India still remains an untapped market

In a country where less than 15 per cent of population has some form of health insurance coverage, the potential for the health insurance segment remains high.

Domestic helps, hawkers to get cashless health insurance

The health insurance cover to the new categories will be provided under the RSBY and it will benefit nearly eight lakh families comprising around 40 lakh people, Delhi Health Minister A K Walia said.

Haryana Anganwadi workers to be covered under health insurance

The Haryana Government today said that Anganwadi workers in the state would be covered under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) in a phased manner during the current financial year.

Street vendors in Haryana to get health insurance

The Haryana government has extended the benefit of national health insurance scheme to street vendors.

Left Front manifesto promises health insurance for poor

The Left Front, which has been winning all elections since 1977, was battered in the 2009 Lok Sabha and last year`s civic polls, besides losing a series of assembly by-elections.

Health insurance scheme for government employees

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said a health insurance scheme will be introduced for the central government employees.

J&K: 16,000 migrant families to get health insurance cover

Over 16,000 families of Kashmiri migrants will get a health insurance cover during the next financial year, Jammu and Kashmir government said on Friday.

Health insurance policy portability from July 1

In a big relief to dissatisfied health insurance policy holders, sectoral regulator Irda on Thursday allowed them portability -- shifting policies from one insurer to another on same terms -- from July 1.