In China, Rx for Ailing Health System

October 19, 2009 at 12:00 am

As China continues riding a long wave of prosperity, its health-care woes are under a spotlight. Medical treatment has improved greatly for many Chinese in recent times of heady growth. But the system of near-universal but basic coverage offered in the years after the Communist revolution has frayed. Opinion polls rank medical care among citizens’ top concerns. Spiraling drug costs, inadequate insurance and big out-of-pocket expenses are all cause for public distress. In poor rural areas, many forgo treatment because they can’t afford it.

Now, as the Communist Party leadership this month celebrates its 60th year in power, it is moving away from a nearly single-minded focus on economic growth that shaped policy for much of the past three decades.(By GORDON FAIRCLOUGH, The Wall Street Journal, Thursday, Oct. 15th)

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Entry filed under: Asia, Business Development, Business Environment, China, NKITA.

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