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Moving towards universal health insurance in China: Performance, issues and lessons from Thailand

Li, Cheng; Yu, Xuan; Butler, James; Yiengprugsawan, Vasoontara; Yu, Min


China is now in the course of implementing a new round of health system reforms. Universal health insurance coverage through the basic social medical insurance system is high on the reform agenda. This paper examines the performance of China's current social medical insurance system in terms of revenue collection, risk pooling, the benefit package, and provider payment mechanisms based on a literature review and publicly available data. On the basis of critical assessment, the paper attempts to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.06.002


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