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Does China provide health care for its citizens?



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Rachael Williams, lives in China (2014-present)
Answered Jun 28 · Upvoted by Liang-Hai Sie, Retired general internist, former intensive care physician.
I had my first asthma attack in China. I was an idiot and didn’t really realize what was happening. As the day went on it became harder and harder to breathe. By the end of the day I all I could do was focus on pushing air in and out of my lungs. It was incredibly painful.
I finally went to the hospital. I was there for four days, three nights. I had probably a dozen tests, 7 or 8 IVs, and a private VIP room since foreigners were not allowed to be place in general are with Chinese citizens.



It was bullshit. They milked it for all they could. Gave me medicine for a cold I didn’t have, an EKG for a lung issue? They sucked every fen and every mao from me they could.
I refused to stay there any longer and demanded to be released. I told them to give me an inhaler and let me go. The doctors huffed and puffed at this foreigner who thought she knew shit about medicine.



They slid me the bill.
I squinted at the paper, trying to lessen the blow.
It was 2,000 yuan.
That’s almost, but not quite, 300 USD.
My inhaler that I buy every now and then?
20 yuan, less than 3 USD.
My sister gets the same inhaler, same brand and everything, and it is over 200 dollars to fill it without insurance.
So, no, they don’t provide affordable health insurance for everyone. They just make healthcare affordable to begin with.





Kevin McAllister, Retired U.S.Navy Submariner, former marine engineer.
Updated Jun 29 · Upvoted by Tirumalai Kamala, Immunologist, Ph.D., Mycobacteriology
Funny you should ask about China and health insurance/ healthcare. I have a coworker who just got back from a two year posting in China. He went with his wife and three children all under the age of 10. His first month there the oldest child broke his arm, the ensuing ER visit , X-ray, cast and follow up costs his 50 dollars total. Sounds pretty horrible. Healthcare for the family costs him an average of 150 dollars a year. Except when he came back to visit and his wife got sick, that visit to ER, medicine and follow up cost him almost 4,800 dollars. Yes he was not a fan of the US healthcare system anymore.
Edit: I would like to add that this is from my co-worker’s viewpoint, an American living in Hong Kong. How the rest of the country fares in healthcare I do not know.





David Loeb
Updated Jun 29
My dad tripped in his hotel room in Shanghai; there was a step between two levels he didn’t see. He fell and got a huge gash in his head. He was at the ER in 5 minutes. In to see a doctor in 8; had the staples in 20 minutes later. Was released after an hour with all his medications and bandages. Total cost for a head wound: $200 bucks.
When he got home he went to a doctor to check it out and make sure it was OK. China after all, right? He waited 3 hours after he arrived 15 minutes early to his appointment. Doc looked at it for five minutes; said the guy did a great job. Total cost of check up: $250.
And China isn’t a developed country.





Michael Moldenhauer, I’ve been to China.
Answered Jun 28
I had to visit a doctor in China. The visit itself cost about 25 Yuan. No insurance.
For comparison a cheap restaurant meal would be like 10 Yuan, a more expensive one maybe 50. So I’d say that 25 Yuan would be like equivalent of paying $15 in the US.
Imagine that, $15 to see a doctor, no insurance.
Then I needed pills that cost $600 in the US for 2 month supply. What was the cost in China? Much less, I can’t remember the exact number. Even taking into account the different value of the currency, I’d say it was like 1/6 that price or less equivalent. The person I was with when I went to get the money, who was Chinese, but had no idea what the price of medicine was in the US, was horrified when I told him just how expensive it was. He thought it was “crazy”.





Ezekiel Bentetres, B: Scientific, Holistic, and Independent Think er (2000-present)
Answered Jun 27
China is a huge country and if you look at it from an economic development perspective it incorporates the whole spectrum from emerging to industrialized provinces and cities – but regardless of that, the country offers its citizens almost universal healthcare
in addition, the citizens not only have access to ‘western’ style medicine they also have access to more traditional eastern medicine




Joshua Eric Turcotte, studied Computer Science at University of Maine
Answered Jun 27
Currently, about 95% of China’s population has coverage, though the quality of that coverage varies. This is distinctly better than America is doing, though.



Joseph Wang, studied at Ph.D Astronomy UT Austin, Physics MIT
Answered Jun 28
Yes. But its a relatively recent development. The old healthcare system of the 1970’s broke down in the 1980’s and 1990’s, and in 2005, the government implemented a new system of universal health care.
I should point out that the stuff like the health care stuff is one reason people in China aren’t that enthusiastic about adopting an American-style political system. China had a massive health care problem in the 1990’s, so people sat down, came up with a plan, and fixed the problem.




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