Officials are becoming increasingly alarmed about the finances of China’s health insurance scheme. Photo: Reuters
Officials are becoming increasingly alarmed about the finances of China’s health insurance scheme. Photo: Reuters

Can China’s creaky health insurance scheme withstand its ageing population and coronavirus?

  • The China Health Insurance Fund is under enormous strain from the coronavirus pandemic and a rapidly-ageing society
  • The scheme covers 96.8 per cent of the population, but Beijing is being forced to encourage more commercial insurance

Topic |   China's population
Officials are becoming increasingly alarmed about the finances of China’s health insurance scheme. Photo: Reuters
Officials are becoming increasingly alarmed about the finances of China’s health insurance scheme. Photo: Reuters
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