Vouchers can be used for a range of private medical services. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s health voucher scheme for the elderly has been running for a decade – so why are curbs on usage being imposed and what effect will they have?

  • Health officials have proposed a cap on the value elderly residents can spend on optometric services using their vouchers
  • A study found the scheme failed to bring down number of public hospital visits, one of its goals
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Vouchers can be used for a range of private medical services. Photo: Sam Tsang
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