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  1. Critical illness policies 'no help' in flu cases

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... illness insurance policy state it will cover swine flu, or Sars,' she said. General medical insurance usually contained more exclusions than life insurance, so applicants should check policy ... Danny Mok Insurance industry sources said critical illness insurance will not cover medical costs claimed in relation to swine flu. Elaine Chan Sau-ho, vice-president of group and credit ...

  2. Seeing is believing in travel medical insurance

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... is the importance of getting travel insurance before setting off on a trip. It is not just the money saved but the emergency assistance offered by travel insurance that is important when one falls sick in a foreign country. I woke up the morning of the last day of my holiday in Paris to discover I was completely blind in one eye. After I called the emergency assistance number of Zurich Insurance ...

  3. Private insurance model a prescription for deceit

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, in response to the consultation on health-care-financing reform. But when health care is delivered in a commercial insurance market, there is only one way for costs to go- up- through running expenses and fraud. The government's proposal is to pool health-care-financing risk with a flat premium insurance scheme open to all, and administrative ...

  4. Work-life balance the key for doctors

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... reforms, including voluntary insurance that shift more of the burden for primary care to the private sector, will help relieve the pressure. But the two sides will still have to strike a work-life ...

  5. Life in your hands

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... month, it is the brainchild of philanthropist Kevin Yeung Ka-wei, neurologist Dr Michael Lim and technologist Ivan Ng Chun-yin. Users enter their location, insurance plans, and/or the speciality ... workers equipped with fetal monitors and wireless ultrasound transmit information by phone to a clinic. A South African project called Cell-Life sends text messages to HIV-positive mothers ...

  6. Financial life support

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... in resources to relieve the heavy work pressure of frontline staff. Dr Ho said, during a recent radio talk show, that our sound public medical services and high life expectancy have caused the shortage ... for higher-quality public health care services, and a higher life expectancy? I do agree that, with an ageing population, the government needs to work on future health care financing, prior to the adoption ...

  7. The best health solution for now

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Health chief Dr York Chow Yat-ngok has pitched the government's proposed voluntary health insurance scheme as a means of strengthening the regulation and development of private medical insurance and health-care services. The Legislative Council's health services panel, however, is concerned that HK$50 billion set aside to subsidise insurance for high-risk patients ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... elders. Costs relate to proximity of death, not age, and are greatest in the last six months of life. Also, more elderly mean more healthy elderly companions, who with domestic helpers can provide ... The claim that public-funded health care is unaffordable, so we need private health insurance to avoid raising taxes, is wrong. The public-funded National Health Service in Britain is more efficient ...

  9. Health funding proposals denounced as tax burdens

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Paggie Leung

    ... that it would increase the middle class' tax burdens. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok released the report, 'Your Health, Your Life'. The alternative funding models it describes are: social health insurance, out-of-pocket payments, medical savings accounts, voluntary private health insurance, mandatory private health insurance and personal health care reserve. ...

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    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times African HIV drug effortboosts life expectancy An intensive campaign to combat HIV/Aids with costly antiretroviral drugs in rural South Africa has increased life ... In 2003, the year before the drugs were available, 29 per cent of all residents were infected with HIV and half of all deaths there were caused by Aids. Life expectancy in the region was slightly ...




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