Perhaps some of you may be interested in a publication on a practice-oriented policy debate on Social Protection Floors in India which I guest edited with an introductory section. I also included folks such as Naila Kabeer, Mukul Asher, Francie Lund, Wouter van Ginniken, RKA Subrahmanya, and Carmelo Mesa Lago. As all of you know, the mix of these experts covers experience across the world on the institutions and mechanics of social protection.
The url is https://www.academia.edu/4971841/Social_Protection_floors_for_21st_Century_India
The issue includes the scholars/policy comments but also usefully provides grassroots reportage in India on what these floors or coverage might entail.
I also mention the book Market Menagerie, which covers similar issues of universal entitlements and the challenge for local health care: Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States
(Stanford University Press Economics and Finance 2012; Cambridge University Press Foundation Books 2013) http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=21146
Prof. Smita Srinivas
Technological Change Lab (TCLab) www.tc-lab.org
Urban Planning program
Columbia University, New York City