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  1. Success of medical insurance plan hinges on facilities: official

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The success of an ambitious medical insurance project to cover 240 million urban residents outside the workforce will depend on the quality of health facilities, Vice-Minister of Labour and Social Security Hu Xiaoyi said yesterday. Unveiling details of the scheme, Mr Hu said the plan targeted primary and secondary school students, adolescents, the elderly and disabled ...

  2. 270 medical staff file Sars claims

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... over the infection of 270 doctors and nurses with Sars. It is the first time the Labour Department has revealed the number of medics seeking payouts over their illness. Those seeking ... recovered from their illness and the residual complications, or when their medical conditions had become stabilised,' she said. 'This department will continue to maintain close liaison ...

  3. 'Bullish' teachers vote to reject ESF pay cut

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The teachers' union of the English Schools Foundation has voted to reject proposals for a 10 per cent cut in staff costs. The Association of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools held its annual general meeting on Thursday, attended by more than 200 members, according to chairman Julian Harniess. He said teachers voted to reject management's proposals ...

  4. Dragonair union attacks medical rule

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to disclose their medical records on demand. The union told a forum that new staff had been bound by the requirement since last year. It comes a month after Cathay Pacific Airways was convicted of breaching the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance for penalising staff who refused to provide their medical record upon request. Unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan said Dragonair's practice was even ...

  5. Medical costs

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has chosen six financing options in its report on health-care funding. Do you agree with critics who argue that the proposals would put too heavy a tax burden on the middle class? Write to us. ...

  6. Use medical savings for insurance: report

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Employees would be required to contribute 3 per cent of their earnings to a medical savings account, but be able to spend part of it on medical insurance, according to proposals ... the government launches its official consultation by the end of the year. A preliminary report published in June proposed a medical saving scheme for all Hong Kong employees and a 'three-pillar ...

  7. Medical savings a good start, but only as a backup, says professor

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... and cons of different financing models. Today: individually fund Medical savings accounts for individuals and their families can spread the risk across a contributor's lifetime, ... such as Singapore, medical savings and medical insurance are used as supplementary tools to support a tax-based system of health-care financing. 'Medical savings can... balance the responsibility ...

  8. Overtime warning to medical graduates

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Public Doctors' Association is urging medical graduates not to sign employment contracts with the Hospital Authority until the authority has clarified whether doctors will be entitled to overtime pay. Association president Paul Shea Tat-ming said the contracts, which state that doctors will not be so entitled, contradicted the authority's steering committee ...

  9. Trial medical insurance scheme urged in cities

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Provinces with sufficient financing should select one to two pilot cities this year to introduce a trial medical insurance scheme for city dwellers who ... an umbrella of medical insurance coverage to the entire population. Costly medical bills and medicine, poor health care and poor services are the three most prevalent complaints by both urban ...

  10. Medical directors to oversee unregulated agencies

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez So-called health maintenance organisations (HMO) will be required to hire a medical director as the government looks at ways to control the unregulated agencies. Hong-Kong-style HMO are loosely defined as group medical practices and scheme administrators, specialised in providing a bridge between employers or insurers and doctors. Speaking at the Legislative ...




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