China to double medical insurance premium for rural residents

09:08, January 07, 2011      

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China plans to double the annual medical insurance premium for rural residents in the next five years, giving rural residents a bigger reimbursement on their medical bills.

The annual premium per person will be raised from the current 155 yuan ($23.39) to 300 yuan ($45.28 ), said Minister of Health Chen Zhu Thursday. Chen said that more than 90 percent of the rural had joined the New Rural Cooperative Medical Care System in 2010, a medical insurance scheme for villagers.

Source: Global Times
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