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[Comment] India’s health reforms: the need for balance

On Sept 23, 2018, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, launched extensive health reforms.1 The reforms are to be welcomed because for decades India has underinvested in health, never spending more than 1% of its gross domestic income on its public health system.2 It has always been surprising that health and access to health care have been given such a low political priority in the world’s biggest democracy.

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