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  1. See big picture on public health care

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our public hospital system is far from broken, but it could easily get that way without health care reform. Chronic shortages of medical staff, the increasing pressures of an ageing ... the public health sector provides a good standard of care at exceptionally low prices for all residents, regardless of income. Given the strains being experienced, it is an unsustainable situation. ...

  2. Policy promoting cycling would be a big step towards better public health

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... From a public-health perspective, Hong Kong is facing a challenge from non-communicable diseases. The leading causes of preventable death here are cancers, cardiovascular disease, ... a public-health angle. Cycling promotes physical activity. It is an alternative mode of transport that encourages a healthier environment. How is it that Hong Kong has not done better to create public ...

  3. Our public health care is not broken, so why privatise it?

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng As our population ages, public health services and health expenditure have become issues of public debate. A voluntary health insurance scheme covering most of Hong Kong's 7 million people is now expected to be introduced by 2015 at the earliest. The government this week released a report on the second round of its public consultation on public health care ...

  4. Public with us on health insurance reform, bureau says, as consultation ends

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee, Ng Kang-chung The controversial voluntary health insurance scheme has won the general backing of the public, the government says after receiving about 500 submissions on proposed reforms in the latest round of public consultation, which ended yesterday. The Food and Health Bureau said last night: 'Generally speaking, the community shares the government's vision ...

  5. Fix public health care first to revamp system

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng It's an undeniable fact that Hong Kong has an ageing population. In order to ease the increasing financial burden on public health care and address the long-term imbalance between private and public health care providers, the government has proposed a voluntary medical insurance scheme. It is hoped that the latest health care reform can encourage those who ...

  6. The futility of treating drugs as criminal, not public health, issue

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... teacher/student ratio in schools). Social services also have a role to play. There must be improved housing conditions, the provision of adequate mental health and psychological support, ... are no substitute for good policy. Making hasty decisions on a whim, or because of public pressure, borders on irresponsibility. The school drug problem did not appear out of thin air. It is one of many ...

  7. A question of public health

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Funded by simple taxation and offering low medical charges, the public health care system has been overloaded by an ageing population, medical advances and higher patient expectations. Patients ... people get insurance coverage, they will no longer bother to spend years waiting in the public sector; they will go private. Patients pay the insurance for better health and to buy time.' ...

  8. Premier chairs public health talks

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

    ... and the Ministry of Health, was set up in June 2006. During the National People's Congress session in March, Mr Wen said a preliminary plan had been devised and would be released to the public. Health ... Ng Tze-wei Premier Wen Jiabao has chaired two sessions of public consultations to solicit opinions over a controversial medical reform plan. Mr Wen presided over the sessions on Friday ...

  9. Beijing puts public before profit with health reform blueprint

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma and Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has released the long-awaited blueprint on health care reform in an attempt to turn a profit-obsessed medical system into a public service. ... step up its responsibility in planning, financing, serving and supervising to guarantee the non-profit nature of public health care and promote equality.' The aim is to provide ...

  10. '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 ...




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