Essay On Universal Health Care

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Health is the level of functional and metabolic efficiency of a living organism. In humans it is the ability of individuals or communities to adapt and self-manage when facing physical, mental or social changes. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in its 1948 constitution as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The definition of health has evolved over time. In keeping with the biomedical perspective, early definitions of health focused on the theme of the body's ability to function; health was seen as a state of normal function that could be disrupted from time to time by disease. An example of such a definition of health is: "a state characterized by anatomic, physiologic, and psychological integrity; ability to perform personally valued family, work, and community roles; ability to deal with physical, biologic, psychological, and social stress". Then, in 1948, in a radical departure from previous definitions, the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed a definition that aimed higher, linking health to well-being, in terms of "physical,…show more content…
The scheme provides for reimbursement of medical expenses up to Rs. 30,000/- towards hospitalization floated amongst the entire family, death cover due to an accident @ Rs. 25,000/- to the earning head of the family and compensation due to loss of earnings of the earning member at the Rs. 50/- per day up to maximum of 15 days. The universal health insurance scheme (UHIS)has been redesigned targeting only the BPL families. The premium subsidy has been enhanced from Rs. 100 to Rs. 200 for an individual, Rs. 300 for a family of five and raise. 400 for a family of seven, without any reduction in

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