Ningbo realized complete coverage of medical insurance
- Category: Health News
- Published: Monday, 07 January 2013 10:23
Ningbo has realized complete coverage of medical insurance. According to Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security, in 2012, the number of citizens participating in medical insurance exceeds 1.03 million covering 96% of the whole population. This indicates that the city has realized the target set in the 12th Five-Year Plan, with complete coverage of medical insurance.
With the steady improvement of the social security system, The medical insurance system is more attractive to the urban residents. In 2012, Ningbo included the people whose land is requisitioned in the medical insurance system. "In September 2012, the medical insurance for urban citizens was integrated at the municipal-level and thus the medical insurance policy for the urban citizens was unified. This year, Ningbo will popularize the "universal card" for medical expenditure settlement," said a related person of Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Labor and Social Security. All these steps have laid the foundation for the complete coverage of the medical insurance system for urban citizens.
Exemption of payment for the medical insurance is practiced for the poverty-stricken families, socially donated families, severely disabled people, and the people who are entitled to special care. In 2012, the government paid the insurance for 13503 people of the poverty-stricken group, 2,709 more than the previous year.
The number of college students participating in the medical insurance rose steadily. In 2012, the number of students of the 23 higher educational institutions reaches 148.600, covering 94.22% of the total and the rate of participation increased steadily.
Statistics show that in 2012, 1,031,100 people participated in the medical insurance, 173,000 more than in 2012. The rate of participation reaches 96.77%, successfully exceeding the target of 95% set in the 12th Five-Year Plan for the reform of the medical insurance system. This indicates that Ningbo has basically realized complete coverage of medical insurance.