Union Budget as a tool to bring healthcare in public conversation

Announcements made in this year’s Union Budget suggest that the long-awaited recognition by the government of its duty to provide healthcare to all citizens and ensuring financial risk protection has arrived. More interesting than the announcement itself is the agility with which the prime minister’s name has been prefixed to the scheme (Modicare, lifted from US Medicare or Obamacare) by his handlers, which seems to suggest that the PM is willing to spend some of his personal political capital on this scheme.

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