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Is free healthcare a luxury in China?

( Updated: 2016-08-04 16:24

fatdragon (UK)

I definitely agree with the need for reform but it should be a triage system where highly qualified doctors are only presented with complex cases that demand their skills while initially everybody should go through their GP unless involved in a situation involving a casualty dept.

I saw a GP at my local clinic this week and was charged 10 rmb. The cost of the paperwork going through a system requiring insurance would increase that phenomenally.

Is free healthcare a luxury in China?

By 2017, more than 30 percent of the entire population, including over 60 percent of the priority groups, will be able to enjoy contractual services from family doctors, according to the guideline.[Photo/Xinhua]

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