Why Health Insurance is no more just an option

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The great irony of healthcare in India is that while the country is renowned as a low-cost destination for health treatment by foreigners; the citizens are increasingly complaining about the rising medical expenses. So, while medical tourism is booming, the common man is groaning about the costs. Sample this, a heart-surgery in one of the established hospitals in Mumbai or Delhi, can easily set you back by Rs. 10-15 lakhs and god forbid, a liver or a kidney transplant won’t cost lesser than Rs. 25 lakhs!

And not just surgery. The costs for health treatment have increased across the board over the years. Medicines, scans, regular checkups, are good our health but are definitely hurting our wallets.

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