China Releases Opinion On Developing New Rural Cooperative Medical Care System
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Executive SummaryChina's Ministry of Health, Ministry of Civil Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture and State Administration of TCM jointly issued an opinion draft on consolidating and developinga new rural cooperative medical care system. This adds another important element to current healthcare reform documents. MOH officials point out that the healthcare reform plan's release and implementation do not mean the end of planning as many outstanding issues still remain. To support the reform, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security disclosed that it will next release some seven documents, which include raising the efficiency of medical insurance fund utilization, resolving issues of non-native patients getting medical care, continuing migrant workers' medical insurance transfers, enhancing medical insurance service capability and strengthening overall project phasing. Some require alignment with other ministries such as the essential drugs department. (Click here for more - Chinese language)
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