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In India the individual consumers bear the cost of their own healthcare, with the country's public health expenditure remaining constant at approximately 1.3% of the GDP between 2008 and 2015. India's public health expenditure also remains low compared to other developing nations. The National Health Mission seeks to address this challenge and is currently under implementation to ensure Universal Health Coverage. This evidence based article highlights gaps in India's healthcare system financing. The evidence presented can help policy makers revisit the challenges in strengthening India's healthcare system. The article can be accessed here.