In­sur­ance Ex­pan­sion

Beijing Review - - THIS WEEK SOCIETY -

About 5.81 mil­lion ru­ral fam­i­lies im­pov­er­ished due to ill­ness-re­lated ex­penses have been lifted out of poverty since China ini­ti­ated a new health in­sur­ance pro­gram in 2016, ac­cord­ing to Wang Hesh­eng, Vice Min­is­ter of the Na­tional Health Com­mis­sion.

In 2017, regis­tered pover­tys­tricken pa­tients only had to pay an aver­age of 15.8 per­cent of their med­i­cal ex­penses, a de­crease of

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