Thursday, January 22, 2009

Health care for all

I'm sure Chinese health care isn't the best in the world (although I've never been there, so maybe I should say I'd assume) and who knows what they will be actually able to accomplish, but China just approved a universal health care plan, while the US hasn't:
China will spend 850 billion yuan ($124.26 billion) to offer health care to its 1.3 billion citizens.

At a meeting of the nation's State Council presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao, the expenditure, with aims to guarantee universal medical coverage to China's population by 2011, was approved, Xinhua reported Wednesday.
Could this be any more embarrassing?

I do need to mention that China has 400 million people with no health care coverage, but still, at least they're trying to fix it.

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