The Rajiv Arogyasri comprehensive medical insurance scheme, announced by Finance Minister K.M. Mani in the alteration memorandum read out in the Assembly, will cover the entire population of the State. Under the scheme, treatment up to Rs.2 lakh would be free in government and private hospitals. As many as 32 lakh families below the poverty line and 20 lakh of those above the poverty line with an annual income of less than Rs.2.5 lakh need not pay any premium to join the scheme. However, those with an annual income of over Rs.2.5 lakh and employees of the government and quasi-government institutions should pay premium. The Minister set apart Rs.25 crore for the preliminary expenditure for the scheme.