Healthcare in India is still unaffordable for many. Health financing has been around for some time now, and its wheels are turning, but is India buying?
Not really. According to the National Health Profile, only 27% (or roughly 35 crores) Indians own health policy. In other words, almost 100 crores are uninsured. Healthcare costs can swiftly exceed the savings and the average income of families, in which case a policy can act as a safety net. But as is the case with health insurance, people usually get confused when it comes to understanding their own needs and choosing a policy that provides the best cover. This infographic delves into the ABCs of a health insurance: the right time to get one, the types of policies, and more so that you invest in your health now by choosing the right plan.