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  1. After health care, Beijing must tackle pension reform

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Of that, only 36 billion is new money, which works out to 27 yuan for each mainlander. Even in China, that doesn't buy much health-care insurance. Still, the plan is a step in the right ... with Tom Holland A lot has been made of Beijing's recent pledge to spend 850 billion yuan (HK$965.52 billion) on health-care reform, with all sorts of analysts saying the treatment ...

  2. Privatisation would damage health care in HK

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bernard Chan laments that Hong Kong's health-care finance system is headed for bankruptcy, and argues for a larger role for private health insurers. In his December 8 address to Legco, he asserted that this larger role can 'offer affordable health-care coverage to people of working age to supplement public provision.' In other words, he would like to see ...

  3. 'Sin' tax is an effective way to help finance public health care

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have experience in the management and financing of health care in America and I am very interested in the future of Hong Kong's public hospital system since I am married to a Hong ... plans in many countries to finance public health care and supplement the private sector, intending to provide money so that people can gain access to doctors and medical services. Most of them ...

  4. Health care firm tries to give tonic to investors

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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, ...

  5. Health-care funds fit to buy

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... three ICD manufacturers and selectively bought into initial public offerings. The fund has also been backing biotechnology firms and other health-care companies involved in the treatment ... Reports by Allan Nam HEALTH-CARE STOCKS have underperformed equity markets over the past four years. According to Standard & Poor's, the MSCI World Healthcare Index rose by 10.9 ...

  6. Costly dilemma

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chronically ill patients want medical expenses financed through tax increases rather than a mandatory health care contribution scheme. Do you think a higher tax would be the best solution? Write to us. ...

  7. 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-care ...

  8. Legco queries HK$50b aid fund

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the federation's task force on health care reform, said she hoped the scheme would attract 500,000 customers. 3.2m The number of Hongkongers covered by some form of medical insurance, of whom 2.2 million ... in the public sector and leave a second-class service at the public hospitals,' Cheung said. Public hospitals have been suffering from a severe manpower shortage, and some doctors worry ...

  9. Lower health care costs a sweetener for bosses

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Lower premiums could be an incentive for bosses if health care reforms result in mandatory medical insurance, a government source said yesterday. He said a mandatory insurance ... in the health care reform proposal released by the government last month, the premium for mandatory medical coverage, covering hospital treatment, would be HK$2,544 a year for all age groups. ...

  10. Health care

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A think-tank wants the government to set up and subsidise a mandatory medical insurance scheme for middle class people. Do you back this idea and, if not, what alternatives would you come up with? Write to us. ...




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