New study shows reduction in mortality among the poor
Researchers find a 64 percent drop in mortality from diseases covered by government insurance in India
A government program to provide health insurance for catastrophic illness to households below the poverty line in Karnataka, India, lowered both mortality rates and out-of-pocket expenses for the residents, according to a recent evaluation published in the global health journal The BMJ.
Learn through this video about the study led by Neeraj Sood, professor and director of research at the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.
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