Access to healthcare has been an unending issue in our country. Despite the fact that the healthcare sector has seen considerable growth over the past few decades, the healthcare system is still ailing and more than 65 per cent of the Indian population does not have access to quality healthcare. In view of this fact, Express Healthcare and Express Pharma, organised a panel discussion entitled, 'Universal Access to Healthcare: What should Government priorities be?' in association with the India Health Progress (IHP), an independent forum which advocates the concept of ‘health for all’. This panel discussion was an initiative to bring together various industry stakeholders on a common platform to address all issues that impede access to healthcare and discuss strategies to integrate efforts to ensure universal access to healthcare in the country.