Granted, $7200 in coverage a year is nothing in the United states. But in India that’ll probably cover a major surgery. Plus I believe India manufactures patented medications at a much lower cost, so $7200 can go a long way when it comes to expanding access to pharmaceuticals and surgery to the poor.
I’m glad to see India do this. I thought China set out to create something like a UHC system a few years ago but I’m not sure how far they got.
Also funding for this program seems very very low. Its under $2 billion, which is less than $4 a year per patient.