Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party rejects “Modicare” scheme

Delhi’s AAP administration believes that Ayushman Bharat, referred as ‘Modicare’  does not offer cover to enough people and rejected its implementation. The ‘Modicare’ is expected to be launched by the Union government on the 15th of August. This measure is expected to change India…

Media report that the Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the actual government in Delhi, do not want to be part of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. The party don’t approve the new system and the government confirm they are working towards its own health insurance scheme.

The issue is mainly on the 40% of the funds the state will have to pay while central government will take care of the 60%. Ayushman Bharat scheme is to ensure  health insurance cover of up to Rs 5 lakh to 500 million to “poor and vulnerable”.

Up to now, only eight states are still showing their opposition days before the launching. These states are  Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra and Delhi. The constitution provides that Public health is treated as a state subject in India.

Modicare is being considered as bad for middle class, good for pvt hospitals and good for insurance companies bbut on the whole, it will ensure health care to many Indians.


Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party rejects “Modicare” scheme