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Get help to pay medical bills

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Many hospitals, non-profits in particular, may have financial assistance programs specifically designed to help people pay for medical care that they would not normally be able to afford, especially if you do not have health insurance or are partially covered (insurance amount may not cover the entire hospital bill) and are paying cash.

Here are some of the options that may be available if you are not able to pay the full amount of the bill, out of your own pocket, at once. You can ask, if the medical establishment offers these options for financial assistance any time before paying the bill - at the time of admission, during the hospital stay or at the time of discharge. Once you are aware of the various options available, you can plan payment of your medical bills. ..... read more

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India is still behind in providing access to quality healthcare
Increasing investment in public health and making it a uniform sector for all can help combat this issue
New Delhi, 05 April 2018: As per a recent report, India ranks 154 out of 195 countries in providing healthcare access. Apart from funding, issues such as poor management, corruption, accountability, and ethics compound the problem. The need of the hour is for the government to ensure better access to quality healthcare for the poor and increase its spend on healthcare in a meaningful way.

Healthcare is not an electoral issue in India and government investment in public health has been very poor – at just about 4.7% of its GDP.

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