Long waiting times at public hospitals are among factors causing alarm about the future of health services in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang

Two ways to get Hong Kong people out of public hospital queues

  • With a population that is growing ever-older, the current overuse of public health services is unsustainable
  • Private health care should be expanded and encouraged, and public services should charge more
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Long waiting times at public hospitals are among factors causing alarm about the future of health services in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Alex Lo
Alex Lo
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

My Take by Alex Lo

Health care: you get what you pay for

  • Until we have mandatory health care contributions and raise people’s wages to pay the premiums, government insurance scheme won’t work

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