Officials say the city’s new government-backed health insurance scheme may be reducing the burden on public hospitals. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Officials say the city’s new government-backed health insurance scheme may be reducing the burden on public hospitals. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Officials say the city’s new government-backed health insurance scheme may be reducing the burden on public hospitals. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Officials say Hong Kong’s new government health insurance scheme on the right track, but observers unsure

  • Officials involved in the year-old programme say figures hint it is having the desired effect of easing the burden on public hospitals
  • Others say the current figures provide an incomplete picture, and that the scheme still has room for improvement

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
Officials say the city’s new government-backed health insurance scheme may be reducing the burden on public hospitals. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Officials say the city’s new government-backed health insurance scheme may be reducing the burden on public hospitals. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Officials say the city’s new government-backed health insurance scheme may be reducing the burden on public hospitals. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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