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Health Finance in Rural Henan: Low Premium Insurance Compared to the Out-of-Pocket System in Henan Province

Jackson, Sukhan; Li, Peng; Liu, Xi-Li; Sleigh, Adrian


China's health reforms of the 1980s led to privatization of rural health care with adverse impact on farmers. A decade later a new rural co-operative medical scheme (RCMS), was piloted throughout many provinces to promote better equity. Although many schemes later collapsed owing to inadequate funding, some continue to the present. This article compares such a scheme with the out-of-pocket system in Henan province. We study the township hospitals, focusing on cost of services, utilization rates...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: The China Quarterly


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