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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Health care costs still a heavy burden for mainlanders, says health minister

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Despite four years of reforms and HK$1.4 trillion in government funding, citizens' medical bills remain too heavy, health minister tells conference Health-care costs remain too expensive Health care is still too expensive on the mainland despite almost four years of reform, Health Minister Dr Chen Zhu said yesterday. At the annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1122452/health-care-costs-still-heavy-burden-mainlanders-says-health-minister
  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    HK$4.3b health insurance plan to help patients with long-term illnesses qualify for private care

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Emily Tsang

    ... long-term sick go private Health bosses are planning a HK$4.3 billion scheme to revol-utionise the care of patients with long-term illnesses. It is proposed that they will receive an annual government subsidy of HK$7,200 so they can buy medical insurance and use private care services, the South China Morning Post has learned. The move is designed to ease the burden on the public health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388614/hk43b-health-insurance-plan-help-patients-long-term-illnesses-qualify
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    HealthCare.gov website is running more smoothly now, says Obama

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 09:22pm by AP

    ... care site off the critical list The White House said that the worst of the online glitches, crashes and delays may be over for the problem-plagued US government health care website, a key ... of the HealthCare.gov website, threatening his ability to advance his second-term agenda. The website's shaky launch has left Obama's fellow Democrats nervous ahead of next year's elections when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1371191/healthcaregov-website-running-more-smoothly-now-says-obama
  4. News - World

    Obama admin: Fewer than 27,000 signed up for health care using federal website

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 04:33am by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama admin: Fewer than 27,000 signed up for health care using federal website. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1355540/obama-admin-fewer-27000-signed-health-care-using-federal-website
  5. News - World

    Obama says fumbled health care rollout "on me," will have to earn back some credibility

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 01:20am by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says fumbled health care rollout "on me," will have to earn back some credibility. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1356283/obama-says-fumbled-health-care-rollout-me-will-have-earn-back-some
  6. Business - Companies

    Unhealthy lifestyles targeted as health-care costs soar

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Unhealthy lifestyles targeted as health-care costs soar Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels. For years they encouraged workers ... them to quit. Results for these plans were lacklustre, and health-care costs continued to soar. So firms are taking advantage of new rules under President Barack Obama's health-care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1358935/unhealthy-lifestyles-targeted-health-care-costs-soar
  7. News - World - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Obama battles to regain credibility after health care law roll-out

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:05pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post 'Fumbled' roll-out of flagship health care law raises serious questions over his leadership Obama battles to regain credibility Throughout his career ... The disastrous roll-out of his health care law has put him on the spot in ways he has rarely been before. The US president, whose reliance on smart people and rational analysis has been at the foundation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1357244/obama-battles-regain-credibility-after-health-care-law-roll-out
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama apologises to people who lost health care plans

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 07:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President says he is frustrated by glitch-prone website that has blocked access to new policies Obama apologises to people who lost health care plans US ... yesterday amid a controversy over his repeated assurances that if citizens liked their existing coverage, they could keep it under his signature health care reform, dubbed Obamacare. But hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1351024/obama-apologises-people-who-lost-health-care-plans
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Health care scheme does not resolve manpower shortage in medical sector

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 12:08am by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the voluntary health protection scheme should be shelved and the money injected into the public health-care sector Health-care scheme doesn't resolve ... health care services and the so-called voluntary health protection scheme. The reason is simple. All Hongkongers are entitled to public health care, as they are to public housing. Furthermore, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1344599/health-care-scheme-does-not-resolve-manpower-shortage
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama red-faced over problems with health care law

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 08:56pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington President red-faced over problems with policy in which he has invested huge effort Obama 'frustrated' with health care woes US President Barack Obama said yesterday there was "no excuse" for the cascade of computer problems that have marred the launch of key elements in his health care law, but declared he was confident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1336674/barack-obama-red-faced-over-problems-health-care-law

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