Petition for removal of service tax on Health Insurance

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According to an index developed to make the assessment of each country's health care achievements, India Ranks 143 in a list of 188 countries, launched at  a special event at the UN General Assembly

Health Insurance/Care Fact

  • 18% of People in Urban area covered in any kind of health insurance 
  • 14.41% of People in Rural area covered in any kind of health insurance
  • Service Tax rate is 15% on health insurance
  • GDP to govt spending on health care is very low in India

Remove Service Tax from Health Insurance to make it affordable 

Health Insurance spread is still very low in India, Where private health insurance is almost negligible, and higher rates (adding 15% service tax) would further discourage people (specially from middle and low income group) from getting insured, 

Why Removal of Service Tax is Important

This should be seen in line with Honorable PM Sir, National Health Assurance Mission, where intention is very clear to provide health care to all, Good Health is not a privilege, but it should be right of all  

Impact of Cost Reduction (by removing service tax)

  • will encourage people to get insured
  • more people insured means more people able to get quality health care
  • more people getting quality health care will add impetus to health industry as a whole, and that will also enhanced job opportunity in the health sector 

 

 



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