Evaluation of Rajiv Aarogyasri Health Insurance Scheme in Andrha Pradesh, India
In 2007, out-of-pocket expenditures accounted for 90% of total private expenditure on healthcare in India. The cost of coping with serious disease can be ruinous for families living below the poverty line. The Rajiv Aarogyasri Health Insurance Scheme was established in Andrha Pradesh to mitigate catastrophic healthcare expenses for enrolled families, and to ensure that the target population has access to quality health services for serious illnesses.
Aarogyasri currently covers more than 80% of the population of Andrha Pradesh. As one of the first schemes of its kind at this scale, Aarogyasri has generated national and international interest. A detailed evaluation is critical not only to keep improving the scheme, but also to ensure that the lessons learned from it benefit other states and countries.
The Aarogyasri Trust Board has therefore asked a consortium of institutions to evaluate the scheme and consider its potential role in prevention and primary healthcare. This project is a response to that request. The evaluation will also establish a baseline for future evaluations, identify areas for further research, and build capacity for research, evaluation and evidence-based policymaking in India.
|Area Under Study||[Asia][South Asia][India]|
|Responsible Officer||Ingabire, Marie-Gloriose|
Administrative Staff College of India
|Institution Address||Bella Vista Rajbhavan Road Hyderabad 500 049 India|
|Researcher Name||Mala Rao|
|Researcher Role||CP-PROJ LEADER|