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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese firm offers baby milk insurance after food safety scandals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety in China. Suning Commerce Group, which owns the Redbaby chain of stores, said it had launched the policy this week, backed by China’s second largest insurer Ping An Insurance Group. The policy ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bernard Chan opens door to fitness in your 50s

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... flexible muscles. Chan, president of family company Asia Financial Holdings, known for its insurance business and overseas hospital developments, has also led the Hong Kong Council of Social ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Novo’s weight-loss shot wins backing of U.S. advisers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:50pm by Bloomberg

    ... reimbursement for drug-based therapy before," he said. "There needed to be a kind of change in the attention towards obesity and the usefulness of a drug for that." Many private insurers place Qsymia and Belviq in the third tier of medicines they'll cover, meaning patients pay a large chunk of the bill out of their own pockets. Government insurance programmes ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China's insurance to cover serious illnesses expanded

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Insurance to cover serious illnesses expanded The State Council's health reform office yesterday ordered all provinces and municipalities to set up pilot insurance programmes for serious illnesses by the end of June. "The insurance programme will lift the medical bills shouldered by individuals, alleviate poverty caused by expenditure ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... said. "Storing umbilical cord blood can only be seen as an insurance plan for the infants," said Liang, professor of haematology and oncology at the University of Hong Kong. "The ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical insurance costs may rise 40pc for Hongkongers

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Medical insurance costs may rise 40pc As many as 200,000 people could face a 40 per cent increase in their medical insurance premiums if a plan put forward by a government consultancy gets the go-ahead, the legislator for the insurance sector has warned. Chan Kin-por said that the plan, if adopted, would drive more people to use public medical services ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government insurance plan may cost 10pc more

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Patient groups call for more variety in insurance The government's voluntary health insurance scheme looks set to cost subscribers 10 per cent more than current ... and the insurance sector, which will sell it, hopes firms will have the flexibility to keep providing other medical plans, too. The extra expense emerged from a report commissioned by the government ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... billion out of HK$79 billion- according to a report released in 2011, with employer-funded and private insurance, and households, picking up the rest of the bill. There is growing concern that waiting times and costs will rise as the population ages, prompting greater demand for medical care. Officials believe the key to healing the system is a voluntary insurance scheme. That idea, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong mulls greater oversight of private health insurance

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com HK mulls private insurance overhaul The government may take on a "middle-man role" in private health insurance cases, helping to decide claims, ... to consolidate health insurance regulations in an effort to improve coverage and encourage more people to buy it. "The government needs to regulate these insurances and ensure those who brought ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Plan aimed at helping young people to buy health insurance is withdrawn

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A plan to use a HK$50 billion reserve to subsidise early entrants to the Health Protection Scheme has been withdrawn No extra insurance help for the young A plan by the previous government to use money from a HK$50 billion reserve to help young people buy medical insurance has been withdrawn, lawmakers heard yesterday. Health official Richard Yuen ...




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