Health Financing and Universal Health Coverage

Financing of health and healthcare is an important health system building block and is crucial to a well-performing health system. Indian states have struggled to improve and sustain adequate financing for health and healthcare. In addition, most Indian states have not yet systematically organised their health servcies to ensure equitable and universal health across all populations and geographies. In this cluster, we undertake focused research and action on financing of health and contribute towards efforts to achieve universal health coverage in states and nationally.  

Using evidence generated from research IPH has been advocating for equitable health financing with universal coverage.

  1. Dr N Devadasan is part of the EDC at Suvarnna Arogya Suraksha Trust
  2. Dr N Devadasan  was a member of the committee to restructure RSBY at Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  3. Dr N Devadasan was a member of the National Health Assurance Committee at Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  4. The health insurance chapter on NRHM was developed by IPH
  5. Dr N Devadasan was part of the RSBY team during the design and early implementation at MOLE.
  6. IPH has conducted training programmes on health insurance for various govt officers across the most of the states in India.
  1. Monitoring and Evaluating Progress towards Universal Health Coverage in India
  2. Private healthcare providers threatened by the Vajpayee Arogyashree Scheme
  3. The Karnataka case study report: Project report of Health Inc project
  4. Promoting universal financial protection: evidence from the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) in Gujarat, India.
  5. Impact of RSBY on enrolled households: lessons from Gujarat
  6. Towards universal health coverage: An operational manual for states in India
  7. Study of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) Health Insurance in India, Gujarat District
  8. Out-of-pocket healthcare payments on chronic conditions impoverish urban poor in Bangalore, India
  9. Can health insurance improve access to quality care for the Indian poor?
  10. Community health insurance schemes & patient satisfaction – evidence from India
  11. Community health insurance and universal coverage: Multiple paths, many rivers to cross
  12. The effect of community health insurance schemes on patient satisfaction – evidence from India
  13. Community health insurance in Gudalur, India increases access to hospital care
  14. Health security for all: Government initiatives in health insurance
  15. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana – An overview
  16. Perspectives and prospects in micro health insurance: the Indian scenario
  17. Indian community health insurance schemes provide partial protection against catastrophic health expenditure
  18. Health Financing: Protecting the Poor
  19. Community health insurance in India: can we learn from them?
  20. Payments for health care in India
  21. Community health insurance and its relevance to India
  22. Iatrogenic poverty: or how the medical profession impoverishes families.
  23. Viability of Community Health insurance schemes
  24. The landscape of community health insurance in India: An overview based on 10 case studies
  25. Community health insurance in India: a strategy to cover the informal sector
  26. Insuring health of the rural poor: Lessons learnt from community health insurance schemes in India
  27. ACCORD Community Health Insurance: Increasing Access to Hospital Care
  28. Community Health Insurance in India – An overview
  29. Community health insurance in India: a compilation of case studies
  30. Iatrogenic poverty
  31. Health financing by the people
  32. A conditional cash assistance programme for promoting institutional deliveries among the poor in India: process evaluation results
  33. Community health insurance contributes to universal health coverage in India
  34. A handbook on health insurance: for practitioners, policy makers and trainers
  35. A conditional cash assistance programme for promoting institutional deliveries among the poor in India: process evaluation results
  36. Financing health care for inclusion

Universal Health Coverage

Developing UHC Indicators

Monitoring UHC In India

Ongoing Project

AggrieVoice Project

Health Financing

Strategic Purchasing 

Costing of RSBY Package

Costing of NHAP-4

Costing of VAS

Working Paper on Strategic Purchasing

Rapid Assessment Tools

Other Health Financing

N Devadasan

N Devadasan

Cluster lead

Vamsi Krishna

Vamsi Krishna