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

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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