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Purendra Prasad, Amar Jesani, and Sujata Patel

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199482160

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199482160.001.0001

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A Financing Strategy for Universal Access to Health Care

A Financing Strategy for Universal Access to Health Care

Maharashtra Model

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(p.338) 16 A Financing Strategy for Universal Access to Health Care
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Equity and Access
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Ravi Duggal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199482160.003.0017

Given that health is a state subject, an independent working group of experts was set up in Maharashtra to evolve a framework for Universal Access to Health Care (UAHC) and it has developed a framework document for restructuring the public healthcare system and its financing that will help facilitate the implementation of a UAHC model. This chapter reviews how, over the years, the health financing strategy failed to develop a robust public health financed system through underinvestment in health and further discusses the financing strategy of the proposed Maharashtra UAHC model to establish universal access to healthcare.

Keywords:   Health Financing, Health Policy, Universal Access to Healthcare, Private Health Sector, Reforming Health systems, Maharashtra

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