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Budget 2018: Jaitley’s ‘Modicare’ health scheme music to the ears of 50 crore Indians, but it’s too good to be real

The biggest announcement made on Thursday, in what was the Narendra Modi government’s last full Union Budget, was the new healthcare scheme announced by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley. The government promised to provide free medical care of up to Rs five lakh each to 10 crore poor families – about 50 crore beneficiaries (assuming five members per family).If successful,