ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Health Insurance for the Poor

Health insurance is emerging as an important financing tool in meeting the health care needs of the poor. Community based health insurance, rather than market mediated or government provided insurance is an appropriate way of reaching the poor. The development of private health insurance has potential risks and benefits in terms of health care access for the poor and regulatory changes can be used to maximise gains. However, even the private health insurance market lacks development due to the want of regulatory decisions on the supply of health services and the demand for health insurance.

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