health insurance

Frustrated “Lower-class” Parent Calls Out Classism

After a child in Shanghai received detention at school for failing to turn in a notice for a health insurance program his or her family did not qualify for, one of the child’s parents turned to the Internet to vent...

Cancer in China Influenced by Pollution, Poverty

The Xinhua News Agency looks at the different patterns of cancer treatment in China versus the west, due to China’s notorious environmental pollution and lack of adequate medical insurance: While the incidence rate of...

In China, Too, a Health-care System in Disarray

In the Washington Post, Steven Mufson reports on government efforts to reform a health care system that has left many uninsured or with poor quality care: China’s health-care system is in disarray, a side effect of the...

Kathrin Hille: Taiwan to rescue health insurance programme

From the Financial Times: Taiwan’s government has launched an emergency package to save the island’s health insurance scheme from imminent bankruptcy. The crisis of the scheme, which is running aground only 10 years after its creation, highlights the difficulties shared by all major industrial economies in finding a way to sustainably finance social security programmes […]



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