Ayushman Bharat Driving rural health inflation?: Prediction Nugget

Rural Health inflation is up from September and has remained at elevated levels as of April. Hypothesis: Health Insurance coverage for some has pushed up the costs of those who are not covered probably due to supply-demand issues. This needs greater study to confirm though it appears to be the case. Second, how this plays out from October 2019 will be crucial. If it settles back to 5 to 6% levels, there is no cause for concern. However, should it remain at elevated levels, the Govt will consider including APL families also in the program

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