Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Economic Management and Trade Cooperation

Urban Health Insurance Reform in China

Authors
Xin Hai-Chang, Amsbary Jonathan, Powell Larry
Corresponding Author
Xin Hai-Chang
Available Online April 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/emtc-14.2014.68How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Health care, Health care systems, Chinese health care, Government health insurance, Chinese health insurance, Chinese Government Insurance Scheme, Chinese Labor Insurance Scheme.
Abstract

The healthcare system for urban employees in China was established in the early 1950s. The first stage (1950s-1980) mainly consisted of two parts, the Government Insurance Scheme (GIS) and the Labor Insurance Scheme (LIS). The GIS and LIS achieved remarkable success with limited resources, contributed to economic development and social stability, and won high praise from the World Health Organization. The second stage (1980s to date) aimed at controlling costs and expanded the risk pool to the city level, but experienced several problems, was not well received by the public, and drew negative government evaluations. This study examines underlying reasons and offers recommendations for improvement.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Economic Management and Trade Cooperation
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
April 2014
ISBN
978-94-6252-008-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/emtc-14.2014.68How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2014, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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