95 percent of Chinese covered by health insurance

13:05, July 07, 2011      

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China has built the world's largest network of medical insurance as 1.27 billion urban and rural residents in China are fully covered, accounting for 95 percent of the whole population, said the Health Care Reform Office of the State Council.

In this year, both urban and rural residents are able to enjoy 200 yuan medical insurance for each person on a yearly basis. As a matter of fact, since the reformation of health care system, China has invested over 200 billion yuan to bolster its operation.

More than 60 percent of the hospitalization expenses are now eligible reimbursement, and 90 percent of the hospitals are available for immediate pay.

In addition, the special assistance system for serious illnesses is getting underway, especially in remote rural areas.

By People's Daily Online
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