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  1. '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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632793/sin-tax-effective-way-help-finance-public-health-care
  2. Health insurance savers will get matching grants

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Yat-ngok said yesterday the government would go ahead with the health care financing reform as the public consultation had received a good response. He believes most people will accept a monthly ... expansions. 'We always give priority to local mothers when it comes to public obstetric services,' he said. The latest consultation paper 'My Health My Choice' is the sixth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733504/health-insurance-savers-will-get-matching-grants
  3. Health insurance subsidies may last 25 years

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... The answer is, if we can encourage more people into the private market, with better consumer protection, the public sector will have resources spare for more needy patients. Public health ... billion over 25 years. The government wants the subsidies and incentives to cover at least 500,000 people, a person familiar with the plan said. The HK$50 billion set aside for the health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724158/health-insurance-subsidies-may-last-25-years
  4. Health plan details leave room for doubt

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Patsy Moy The government has for years been trying to find a way to fund health care, as an ageing population puts an increasingly heavy strain on the public system. While most agree that the burden on public hospitals must be eased, not all are convinced by the details of the voluntary health insurance scheme- unveiled to the public yesterday as a three-month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726741/health-plan-details-leave-room-doubt
  5. Medical reform plans set to be made public

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The long-delayed reforms of medical financing, which may include a mandatory savings and insurance scheme, are expected to be released for public consultation next month. ... to be released, but the government will not put forward a favoured option. It is expected to simply list the pros and cons of each of the options for the public to consider. The second stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627013/medical-reform-plans-set-be-made-public
  6. Students must pay health insurance

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Zhao Jingming

    ... Huazhu, a foreign studies student at Guangdong University. Classmate Xie Jianming said she was always in a good health and seldom went to hospital or the campus clinic. Investing in the public medical insurance seems unnecessary for her, she added. Jia Jiawen, a student at Sun Yat-sen University, believes public health insurance is good for students. 'The current medical service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677469/students-must-pay-health-insurance
  7. Subsidised health scheme put forward

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Public policy think-tank SynergyNet has called for the government to set up and subsidise a mandatory medical insurance scheme for middle-class people. Chairman Louis Shih Tai-cho ... the public, especially older people, to participate in it.' He said that the insurance scheme should run parallel to an alternative medical-service mechanism proposed by SynergyNet, which would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625985/subsidised-health-scheme-put-forward
  8. The pain of health cover

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... of prevarication, the government is moving closer to enacting something it calls a Health Protection Account, a hybrid public/private health scheme that should help ease the public health-care fiscal burden ... and coverage of pre-existing ailments. What most people with medical insurance want is to be spared the discomfort of public hospital wards and to push themselves up the queue- at the moment they pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714466/pain-health-cover
  9. Despite fears for the future, Hong Kong is in rude health

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... initial public offerings on the Hong Kong stock exchange, compared with US$132 billion in Shanghai and just US$27 billion in Shenzhen (see the first chart below). And for much of that time, ... that advantage. So despite persistent fears for Hong Kong's future, the city's financial centre is in rude health. No doubt Singapore- and even Sydney- would like to muscle in and capture some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728511/despite-fears-future-hong-kong-rude-health
  10. Health (s)care

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Glen Norris

    ... of the Consumer Council representing the general public. Hongkongers are increasingly complaining long and loud to the panel. Complaints rose from 344 in 2005 to 518 last year. Health insurance is a big ... industry- the 'pre-existing condition'. If they could argue the expenses we were claiming involved a pre-existing condition, they would not be liable to pay. Every health insurance policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718251/health-scare

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