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Has the Rajiv Aarogyasri Community Health Insurance Scheme of Andhra Pradesh Addressed the Educational Divide in Accessing Healthcare?

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Equity of access to healthcare remains a major challenge. Families continue to face financial and non financial barriers to services. Lack of education has been shown to be a key risk factor for catastrophic health expenditure in many countries, including India. This study, published in PLOS ONE, assessed whether the Rajiv Aarogyasri health insurance program in Andhra Pradesh reduced inequality of access to hospital inpatient care among households with different levels of education.

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