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  1. Our public health care is not broken, so why privatise it?

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's 7 million people is now expected to be introduced by 2015 at the earliest. The government this week released a report on the second round of its public consultation on public health care ... it focuses on improving public health care services. After completing these tasks, the government will proceed to draft relevant legislation before launching the voluntary scheme. Chow has repeatedly ...

  2. US health care bill passes

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The health care bill we've been hearing so much has been passed. Read all about it in the main paper. Go online to find out how United States President Barack Obama managed to do it. ...

  3. Top leader to head health care taskforce

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma and Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has appointed Vice-Premier Li Keqiang to head a taskforce comprising 16 government departments to oversee the enforcement of health care reforms, ... prescription drugs by the end of this month. Healthy investment Total government investment on health care reform for 2009-11: 850 billion yuan Beijing to pay: 330b yuan About: 40% of total Up from: ...

  4. Medics call for chief executive to promote private health care

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Doctors hope the chief executive will use his policy address to promote medical tourism and announce that spending on health care and health insurance will be tax-deductible. ... paper on health care reform released in March, health expenditure in 2004-05 was HK$68 billion, or 5.2 per cent of gross domestic product. In the same year, individuals spent HK$3.3 billion ...

  5. Health-care fees worry lawmakers

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Lawmakers yesterday endorsed a motion urging the government to speedily review the health-care finance system, but most were opposed to fee increases. Democrat Andrew Cheng ... The government should introduce a central medical insurance system to lighten [its] financial burden of providing health-care service,' he said. Unionist legislator Chan Yuen-han also objected ...

  6. Health care funding proposals 'like a tax'

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, the Civic Party's Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung said it was widely agreed that growing health care bills around the world were the result of advancing ... six financing options for health care funding. The options included out-of- pocket payments, mandatory or voluntary private health insurance and medical savings accounts. 'The government ...

  7. Social welfare plan aims at better health care for rural areas

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Rural dwellers stand to benefit from a central government push to spend more on social welfare, amid concerns over declining consumer confidence. Quoting Ministry of Health ... receiving worse medical care than urban dwellers. Many medical facilities in the countryside have either lost resources or been dismantled as the mainland moves towards a market economy. People from ...

  8. No pointers on funding of universal health care

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing has yet to work out the details, despite vow to usher in medical reforms Beijing is still debating how to finance universal health-care coverage, even ... of [government] investment, we have to continuously explore where the investment should go, such as disease prevention, public health, basic health-care provision, different types of medical insurance ...

  9. Health reform puts onus on HMOs not to interfere in care

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... the Department of Health power to shut health maintenance organisations (HMOs) if their management interferes with the decisions of medical directors in the care of patients. At a meeting ... But Medical Council complaints were mostly against solo doctors. ' It should also apply to solo practitioners,' Dr Lo said. Quality HealthCare medical director Lincoln Chee said: ...

  10. Rethink urged over health-care plan

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Deputy welfare chief insists the medical savings scheme is an option, not policy Legislators yesterday urged the government to reconsider options for future health-care ... about the way forward on health-care financing. The Singapore-style plan envisages workers contributing 2 per cent of their salary to a savings account, to be used for medical expenses after ...




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