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Health security for the rural poor? A case study of a health insurance scheme for rural farmers and peasants in India

Kuruvilla, Sarosh and Liu, Mingwei (2007) Health security for the rural poor? A case study of a health insurance scheme for rural farmers and peasants in India. International Social Security Review, 60 (4). pp. 3-21. ISSN 0020-871X

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-246X.2007.00278.x

Abstract

This is a case study of an important innovation in providing healthcare for the rural poor: the Yeshasvini Health Insurance Scheme for rural farmers and peasants in Karnataka, India. Arguably the world's largest health insurance scheme for the rural poor, the scheme commenced in 2003. Designed in ways that overcome several obstacles to providing health security for rural populations, the scheme covered, in its second year, about 2.2 million widely dispersed peasant farmers for surgical and out patient care for a low annual premium of approximately US$ 2. In this paper, we describe and evaluate the scheme in its first year of operation, and explore its potential to be a model for the developing world generally.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/1468246x
Additional Information: © 2007 International Social Security Association
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD8682 Industrial Relations - India
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 15:38
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 08:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/87902

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