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Budget 2018 Highlights: Free Healthcare, More Money For Farmers In Arun Jaitley's Pre-Poll Budget
Feb 01, 2018 17:58 (IST)
Hasmukh Adhia (Finance Secretary): The message we wanted to give was when it came to helping the rural economy, we will not skimp on expenditure. When you insure a large group of people, the premiums come down. We can go for an insurance model or trust model. It will have a 60:40 sharing with states. It will combine with existing scheme of states. The allocation in the budget (for the health scheme) is a token provision. It will take at least six months to roll out.

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