The measures taken by the Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to protect the health of the state’s population are recognized throughout the country. The state ranks second among households that have health insurance cover. The Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals – 2022 report found that 80.2% of households in the state had health insurance for 2019-2021. Rajasthan ranks first with 87.94% of households, according to the report. In 2015-16, only 74.6% of households in the state had health insurance, which rose to 80.2% in 2019-21, according to the report.
After YS Jagan took office as Chief Minister, he made arrangements for the Aarogyasri program. Apart from this, the annual income limit for the Aarogyasri scheme has been raised to Rs.5 lakh whereby health insurance has been provided to poor and middle class families by applying YSR Aarogyasri.
As YSR Aarogyasri was applied to 1.41 crore families in the state, the health insurance is applicable to 80.2% of families in the state. Aarogyasri is applied if the cost of treatment exceeds one thousand rupees. In neighboring Telangana state, 69.2% of households have health insurance, according to the report. According to the report, health insurance coverage is lowest in the country in Manipur at 16.4%, Bihar at 17.4% and Nagaland at 22% respectively.