Hundreds of chronically ill patients will rally against the government's health care reform proposals, which may make them contribute part of their salaries to mandatory insurance. Among the six options is a personal health care reserve scheme that would require the working population to save 3 to 5 per cent of their salaries and use part of this money to buy mandatory medical insurance. Patients Rights Association spokesman Tim Pang Hung-cheong said the proposal had faced strong opposition from chronically ill patients. The patients will hold a rally on May 25 to voice their concerns. 'Perhaps many people agree that Hong Kong should have a reform, but whether it should be in the way proposed by the government is another matter,' Mr Pang said. He said many low-income patients were worried they would be asked to pay the proposed HK$3,600 a year - or HK$300 a month - for medical insurance. 'This amount means a lot to grass-roots families.' The Healthcare Policy Forum met Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok yesterday to highlight the lack of information in the consultation document. Forum member and welfare sector legislator Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung said the meeting was fruitless. 'We are concerned very much about a lack of data showing what the benefits will be for the patients when the reform is done, but we did not have any answers from the meeting,' he said.