Report from China: Health insurance in China - Evolution, current status, and challenges

Qi Cao, Leiyu Shi, Hufeng Wang, Keyong Dong

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Abstract

The authors review the evolution of health insurance in China and analyze how it has been shaped to its current form by political and economic dynamics. They summarize the current status of health insurance in terms of population coverage, benefit design, scope of service, and its interaction with providers; address challenges regarding future health insurance reform; and propose policy recommendations. Although the recent health insurance reform has made major breakthroughs in population coverage, it is still too early to judge whether the political willingness to appease social unrest can be translated into concrete health care protections for the population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-195
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Health Services
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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