Health Insurance is an emerging sector in India. Though the growth is encouraging but a study in 2014 found out that, more than 80% of Indians are not covered under any health insurance plan, and only 18 % (government funded 12%) of the urban population and 14% (government funded 13%) of the rural population was covered under any form of health […]


Five decades ago, the dengue fever was known to just about a handful of nations. Today it is a deadly endemic that has enveloped more than 120 countries. In 2016, there was an abnormal surge in dengue inflicting over one lakh people pan India and the numbers this year have already crossed 11,000. The unreported […]


Reading Dr Vikram’s post on “is-health-insurance-the-answer-to-indias-healthcare-woes?” made me think. Well, in the United States, despite healthcare being the highest capita spend of the GDP as per Organization for economic Co-operation and development (OECD) survey. But yet still we are unable to meet the healthcare needs of the population. That made me think – Is having […]


United States has predominantly two types of insurance – Private and Public.  Private health insurance is often offered through employers or other organizations. Public insurance is funded by government broadly through two categories – Medicare and Medicaid.  Medicare is funded through federal government for aged population who are age 65 or older. Medicaid is state-run government […]


Well thats the question I have been asking myself all these years. Now seriously, the only country that spends 17 % of its GDP on healthcare and is ranked among the best healthcare systems in the world providing care to more than 300 million people is the United States of America. And the healthcare system […]


Women are the backbone of the family as homemakers, as well as, employees in the workforce. Since they are often engaged in taking care of home and their work places, most of them ignore their routine health check-up, unless a situation warrants it. As a country we continue to turn to males in the family […]


Leading standalone health insurer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance has been awarded the Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (GPARM), instituted by the Institute of Directors (IOD) and recognized as the hallmark of excellence worldwide. The award was conferred on the health insurer for its robust risk management practice and steadfast focus on identifying and averting […]


India does not have adequate health insurance cover. Today around 20 % of the population is covered by some kind of health insurance. This includes the insurance provided by the government through the Rashtriya Swashtya Bima Yojana. Broken down by the Urban and Rural segments, that amount to 12 % of the Urban population and […]


Healthcare in India has been a mixed bag. There is a rich history with surgeons like Sushruta and physicians like Charaka who healed many in the ancient history. Then there was the creation and growth of Ayurveda who many still claim has answers to most of the incurable diseases. As a matter of fact recent […]


Is that a dumb question? Why pays your healthcare bills ? The answer is obvious right, its you. But if you are an American citizen or a British subject the answers are very different. The American healthcare system is based on Health Insurance. So if you are insured then the Insurance company pays your healthcare […]