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Health Insurance for the Poor in Informal Sector


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  • Siddhartha Sarkar

    (Dinhata College, Dinhata 736135, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India.)

  • Siddhartha Sarkar

    (Department of Commerce, Dinhata College,)


The realization that mere existence of health care facilities does not necessarily mean that they are readily accessible to the poorest section in the informal economy, tend to the evolution of a unique health insurance scheme, with contribution according to individual capacity. This paper examines several health insurance schemes catering to the informal sector as well as some critical issues with regard to extending health insurance coverage to poor households in general and those working in the informal sector in particular.

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Article provided by Department of Business Administration in its journal Indus Journal of Management & Social Science (IJMSS).

Volume (Year): 1 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
Pages: 129-146

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Handle: RePEc:iih:journl:v:1:y:2007:i:2:p:129-146

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Keywords: Health Insurance Schemes; Health Care Facilities; Social Security; Informal Sector;

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