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  1. Health care firm tries to give tonic to investors

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Health supplements maker Real Nutriceutical Group tried to pep up despondent shareholders yesterday by saying its chairman would consider buying more company ... good. 'Real Nutriceutical said its target is to become the No 1 health care brand in China in three to five years' time,' said Guo. 'So far their inventory level is healthy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981573/health-care-firm-tries-give-tonic-investors
  2. Red Cross health project 'a scam to sell insurance'

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com The main mission of a charity project run by the scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China was to sell insurance, state media reported. Most volunteers at Red Cross community service stations- called 'Bo Ai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975688/red-cross-health-project-scam-sell-insurance
  3. 25pc more cash for health care

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing will spend at least 25 per cent more than planned in the first three years of revamping the country's problematic health-care system. Finance vice-minister Wang Jun said yesterday that all levels of government would spend 1.41 trillion yuan (HK$1.67 trillion)- more than the planned 1.126 trillion yuan- by the end of the first phase of the health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740428/25pc-more-cash-health-care
  4. Health insurance savers will get matching grants

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee People covered by the government-proposed medical insurance scheme will enjoy a matching grant if they save up for their future premiums, the health secretary says. Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday the government would go ahead with the health care financing reform as the public consultation had received a good response. He believes most people will accept a monthly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733504/health-insurance-savers-will-get-matching-grants
  5. Parents wary of voluntary health insurance

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Nearly 80 per cent of 524 parents surveyed by Hong Kong Health Link said they had not yet decided if they would buy the government's voluntary health insurance, as most people were worried about surcharges in private hospitals. They were also concerned over whether insurance companies would charge high administrative fees. About 65 per cent of the parents polled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728501/parents-wary-voluntary-health-insurance
  6. Health plan details leave room for doubt

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Patsy Moy The government has for years been trying to find a way to fund health care, as an ageing population puts an increasingly heavy strain on the public system. While most agree that the burden on public hospitals must be eased, not all are convinced by the details of the voluntary health insurance scheme- unveiled to the public yesterday as a three-month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726741/health-plan-details-leave-room-doubt
  7. Health (s)care

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Glen Norris

    ... If they could argue the expenses we were claiming involved a pre-existing condition, they would not be liable to pay. Every health insurance policy has clauses covering pre-existing conditions. I did ... had the temerity to get sick - the type of person a health insurance company clearly does not want on its books. That was three years ago. Since then we have had very minor medical expenses. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718251/health-scare
  8. Health insurance subsidies may last 25 years

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... billion over 25 years. The government wants the subsidies and incentives to cover at least 500,000 people, a person familiar with the plan said. The HK$50 billion set aside for the health ... are defined as those whose medical costs are expected to be 200 per cent more than those of healthy people. The Food and Health Bureau will soon roll out its long-awaited health-care reform, aiming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724158/health-insurance-subsidies-may-last-25-years
  9. Despite fears for the future, Hong Kong is in rude health

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that advantage. So despite persistent fears for Hong Kong's future, the city's financial centre is in rude health. No doubt Singapore- and even Sydney- would like to muscle in and capture some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728511/despite-fears-future-hong-kong-rude-health
  10. The pain of health cover

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... of prevarication, the government is moving closer to enacting something it calls a Health Protection Account, a hybrid public/private health scheme that should help ease the public health-care fiscal burden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714466/pain-health-cover

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