Medical Bills News
A tale of two hospitals in two countries: How an emergency revealed broken state of Indian healthcare
In a broken system, hospitals don’t trust insurance companies to pay bills; insurance companies don’t trust hospitals not to inflate charges; and the hospitals, insurers and patients all know that going to the courts with a claim means endless years of litigation, from which lawyers will be the only ones to profit.
By imposing higher GST rates, the government is impeding the efforts and contribution of the private health sector, which meets over 70 percent of the country’s health needs.
The Central Information Commission has directed the Health Ministry to make public expenses incurred on the treatment of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee within 15 days
Keeping medical expenses in mind, the Indian Income Tax Act's section 80 DDB, allows certain tax deductions you can claim when you spend towards treatment of certain diseases. To know more, read on.