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  1. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Private health care tipped for growth after state backs investment

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:27am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and fast economic development," said William Zhan, from the Maria Medical Investment Group, which runs about a dozen maternity hospitals on the mainland. "But the health care industry has ... figures. They currently account for about 42 per cent of all hospitals. Last month, the National Health and Family Planning Commission urged local governments to step up support for private health ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Healthcare groups call on Health Department for regulations

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 06:21am by Candy Chan

    ... health-care professional groups have backed the Ombudsman's call for the Health Department to establish statutory controls over their trades, so the public can make informed choices when seeking services. There are more than 7,300 practitioners engaged in 15 health-care sectors who are not subject to statutory regulations, but are disciplined by associations or societies that have ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Health care reform in China to make life easier for patients, not hospitals

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... to make life easier for patients, not hospitals The central government has made cutting the cost of medical bills a key element of this year's health care reforms, but the plan says little new about how to alleviate the financial woes of urban public hospitals. Beijing's main goals in health care reform this year show its resolve to reduce patients' medical bills, ...

  4. Business - Companies - HEALTH CARE

    Insurers fight minimum premium for health scheme

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Insurers fight minimum premium for health scheme The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers opposes the government's setting of HK$3,600 as the minimum annual premium for the new Health Protection Scheme (HPS). Some individuals and firms might have difficulty paying the premium, which is 10 per cent higher than the average premium they are currently ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    China's public health insurance to cover greater ground

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Public health insurance to cover greater ground China's health care reform efforts took a step forward last month when it guaranteed increased insurance protection for critical illnesses. ... and five other government agencies promised greater protection for people with public health insurance policies in rural areas as well as for unemployed people in urban areas, in part by ensuring ...

  6. Business - Money - HEALTH CARE

    China spending on health care forecast to hit US$1tr in 2020

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Report finds wider insurance coverage and an ageing population will triple mainland costs Spending to hit US$1tr by 2020 Health-care spending in China will almost ... make it the biggest market globally by 2020 after the United States, which in 2009 spent US$2.5 trillion, or 17.6 per cent of its GDP, on health care, the consulting company said. "This ...

  7. Business - Economy - HEALTH CARE

    Accenture to take over Obamacare website

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Global consulting firm Accenture has been chosen to take over the running of the US government’s trouble-plagued health insurance website, the White House and company confirmed. The administration of US President Barack Obama announced on Saturday that it had decided to part ways with CGI Federal, the main contractor that built HealthCare.gov and worked ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH CARE

    Erectile dysfunction pumps take centre stage in US row over Medicare budget waste

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 02:34pm by Reuters

    ... according to a government watchdog’s report released on Monday. The report by the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services said Medicare, the government health insurance ... treatment and equipment to serve the health needs of seniors – instead of subsidising penis pump purchases?” Ben Domenech of the Heartland Institute think tank said. “And to those seniors who really ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Need a doctor? New Beijing scheme may let you book hospital check-up on WeChat

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:27pm by Darren Wee and Angela Meng

    ... hospital information and test results on their phones, according to the Beijing Municipal Health Department. Nine hospitals, including Beijing Tongren Hospital, Beijing Hospital of Traditional ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Lawmakers, doctors want fund reforms

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... by the public health-care system last year. Kowloon East, which includes the United Christian hospital in Kwun Tong, received the lowest level of recurrent funding at 10.7 per cent, while handling ... when they were competing for resources. A government-appointed committee was formed by the health minister last year to review the management of public hospitals. One of the major reforms would ...




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