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China set to beef up health plan

December 22, 2007

By Mure Dickie in Beijing
Financial Times (UK)

China is to dramatically increase funding for a co­-operative medical insurance system covering more than 700m rural residents, with government subsidies for the scheme set to double next year.

The decision to raise funding for the “New Co-operative Medical Scheme” highlights growing government confidence that the system can ease the burden of healthcare costs on farmers – a policy goal of the administration of Hu Jintao, China’s president.

Senior leaders had decided to double standard contributions for each member of the scheme to ….

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