By Mure Dickie in Beijing
Financial Times (UK)
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, China’s president.
Senior leaders had decided to double standard contributions for each member of the scheme to ….