Barriers and opportunities to improve financial protection for the poor through the Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) in Uttar Pradesh, India

In March 2018, the government of India approved a publicly funded health insurance scheme that is officially called the Prime Minister (or Pradhan Mantri) Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), also known as Ayushman Bharat (and known colloquially as “Modicare” after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi). With funding from a Duke Global Health Institute pilot grant, the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health is conducting a mixed methods study designed to: (i) understand the key challenges in the implementation and financing of the PM-JAY in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India and (ii) determine whether the PM-JAY meets the needs of poor and marginalized populations in the state.

Ipchita Bharali, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Siddharth Dixit, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Wenhui Mao, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Gavin Yamey, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health

Indermit Gill, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy
Gangadhar Prasad Shukla, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy
Dr. Sakthivel Selvaraj, Public Health Foundation of India

This project started in June 2019. The first publication is expected May 2020.

This project is funded by the Duke Global Health Institute.

Questions? Please contact Ipchita Bharali.

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