India’s Modi launches health insurance for 100 million families ahead of elections

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses the gathering during the 'Global Mobility Summit' in New Delhi, India, September 7, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the world’s biggest healthcare program on Sunday, aiming to provide free health services to half a billion poor people, which could boost his chances in national elections early next year. The scheme, which the government dubs “Modicare”, will provide 100 million families, or about 500 […]

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