Advantages Of Universal Health Care

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Introduction
• Universal Health Coverage
Universal health care, also known as universal health coverage (UHC). It is to ensure all people can access the health services without suffering financial hardship. There are many developed countries have implemented UHC because they want to “continue to have both public and private insurance and medical providers”. (Praveenghanta, 2009). For example, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has introduced UHC to India’s Government in 2005. (United Nation in India, n.d). It is to help the large population of the people in India, regardless rich or poor, genders or religion. Hence, the Prime Minister of India had approved an UHC policy in 2010 and suggested a 10 year strategy plan for its people. (Public
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The solution is to mix public and private sector to minimise the financial burden as well as to reduce disparities. There are three main factors of the solution. Firstly, it provides a comprehensive essential health pakage (EHP) not just financial protection. Secondly, it can be used for poor and rich families. Thirdly, the costs for the poorest will be funded by the government, whilst the riches will need to pay first in order to access the scheme. (Mor & Kalita,…show more content…
It has become a dominant tool for transforming patients active co-operation, creating new medicines, expanding labour forces and contributing the better results. For example, “Health indicators such as life expectancy and mortality have significantly improved. Diseases like small pox and polio have been eradicated.” (Technologies, 2017). This is clearly shown that the healthcare system in India has improved due to the advancement of technologies.
• In 1978, World Health Organization (WHO)’s Alma-Ata Declaration established “Health for All” to achieve the vision of universal health care coverage. As India has billions population, which may lead to major problems such as scarce resources, financial burden and poor quality health services. As a result, the National Health policy is implemented to promote universal access of providing quality health services, ensure financial protection for all and effective treatments or medications are delivered in the public hospitals. (Ghebreyesus, 2017).
The role played by government
• Government
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