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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. Need for comprehensive health care coverage grows

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... for better health care and life and non-life insurance products. Kelvyn Young, Swiss Re head of China Healthcare based in Beijing, said there was a demand for the insurance industry to produce ... access to health care in China, and alleviate the imbalance between rural and urban communities,' said Mr Young. In 2006, Swiss Re was invited by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission ...

  3. Minister says access to basic health care a priority

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... 'China's national condition dictates that the government should aim to establish a medical-care system that guarantees every citizen in the country can receive the basic health-care services,' ... commit to funding the system. 'The health-care system will be organised and funded by the government in order to provide basic public health services to the whole population free of charge ...

  4. Health-care plan does not set out real solutions

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... how to identify and implement cost-effective treatments given limited resources? The government only emphasised that in 2004-05, public health-care spending totalled $30.2 billion, ... It is disappointing that Tuesday's reform proposal could not provide any decent solutions to the problems in the health-care industry, which are well known to professionals ...

  5. Health-care woes threaten stability, lawmaker warns

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... system, saying failure could pose a threat to social stability. 'The success of health-care reform has a direct bearing on the interests of the people, stability of the country and society, ... non-contagious diseases such as diabetes and cancer were also a growing concern. Officials have given few details of planned health-care reforms because of continuing debate at the highest levels ...

  6. Insurers reel from impact of flawed health care system

    Posted Aug 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... companies reimburse patients for all services provided by a roster of health-care providers, without having any say in whether treatment is necessary or appropriate. China has yet to see any managed ... forbids insurance companies from investing in non-insurance-related businesses, including health-care facilities, while the definition of hospitals as public, charitable organisations precludes ...

  7. Health-care reform alive but under siege

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the subject of frequent attempts at reform. The latest attempt came last month when the government unveiled a health-care reform plan for public consultation after two years of debate and bargaining ... Jasmine Wang Mainland consultation attracts 26,000 responses Three decades ago, the mainland's health-care system was an enviable policy success that provided widespread coverage ...

  8. WHO urges universal health-care system

    Posted Oct 28th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Timothy Evans said the health-care sector had been growing quickly and the role of government was to make sure the system met standards of quality and fairness. Dr Evans said he would advise ... that [the out-of-pocket-payment] system of financing health care is the least fair and least efficient,' Dr Evans said. The central government has struggled to come up with a new health-care ...

  9. Nurse training 'threat to health care'

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... a health-care assistant,' she said. In reply, the Hospital Authority said it always encouraged nursing staff to undergo lifelong education to enhance their competency. But its preference for hiring ... of health care in Hong Kong. Thomas Wong Kwok-shing, dean of the faculty of health and social sciences at Polytechnic University, expressed concern about the continued training of enrolled nurses, ...

  10. Traditional medicine to take bigger role in mainland health-care reform

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Nobody knows exactly how the long-overdue health-care reform plan on the mainland will affect the pharmaceutical industry. But one thing is certain: traditional Chinese medicine will step out of the shadow of western medicine and take a much larger role in the country's health-care agenda. Unprecedented government support, the rise of retail drugstores ...




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