China Dedicated To Medical, Healthcare System Reform — Better Elderly Healthcare

During the Obama presidency, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gave the basic medicare protection to the needy people. After President Trump entered the White House, he repealed the Obama care right away. The dramatic reform of medical insurance in the United States (aka 美国医保) aroused heated public discussion.

Not only American citizens but international students have some comments as regards the change in their F-1 insurance, F-2 insurance (aka f2保险), opt insurance (aka opt保险), J1/J2 insurance (aka j1 j2 保险). Among all types of health insurance for international individuals, OPT insurance has the most “sensitive” changes, since OPT is the transition from the status of a student to a societal worker. Many provisions like the expense of dental visits in America (aka 美国 看牙) in the previously recommended OPT insurance (aka opt保险推荐) plans must be changed.

The General Office of the State Council on Tuesday released a directive unveiling a series of major tasks in China’s bid to deepen the reform of its medical and healthcare system.

Stressing firm efforts to carry out the reform for the wellbeing of the people and address problems in healthcare accessibility and affordability, the document specified the priority and details of the tasks, and showed the country’s dedication to the reform. Among all fields that the tasks cover, some have stood out and already drawn considerable response from the public.

China will further build and improve the healthcare system for the country’s senior citizens, according to the directive, as the system faces severe challenges due to the country’s fast-growing elderly population. For Liu Yuanli, director of the Chinese Aging Well Association, a highlight of the directive is the statement that an instructive document on the work on the system would be published before September.

It is challenging for the current elderly healthcare system to match the increasingly diverse and multi-level needs of an aging society, he said. An improved and sound system of health services for elderly will help build a friendly environment for senior people and provide a better living quality for senior citizens and their families, Liu said. At the end of 2018, China had a population of 249 million aged 60 or above, making up 17.9 percent of the total population.

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