Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2013-06-13

Health Protection Scheme

Seeking access to healthcare services in Hong Kong is not easy, given the long waiting time of public hospitals, high costs of the private ones and the uncertainties of medical insurance coverage. Based on the Centre’s previous research on healthcare development and financing, the analysis for this week examines the pricing, terms and conditions, services abuse prevention and claims dispute resolution of the Voluntary Health Protection Scheme, with an aim to encourage public discussion and rethink of the impacts of different schemes, so that the Government may craft a policy that meets public needs.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.