China eyes medical insurance system for all

Added On January 12, 2020

China will accelerate building a medical insurance system that covers its entire population through a new round of medical insurance reform. China Report has more. According to the China Association of Social Security, the reform will optimize the current basic medical insurance system, which covers 95 percent of the population, and seek to complement it with other forms of medical insurance. Improvements will be made to medical insurance and relief mechanisms for major and serious diseases. The core task of the new round of reform is to make the development of the medical insurance more balanced and sufficient and to address institutional obstacles. China has also launched a pilot project on diagnosis-related groups, a patient classification to standardize payment in the national medical insurance schemes, in 30 cities in 2019. Experts say that the model may help prevent excessive treatment and overuse of medicines and examinations.