posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 12:23 AM
reply to post by 727Sky
What kind of insurance could you carry in China?
Our BC/BS we've had now for nearly 25 years covers us both in China at any Major Hospital. I used it during our visit back to Vietnam in 2006 to visit
some of the areas my husbands fire base was located, I was bite by a snake and need anti venom.
Yes, My husband has used his coverage there twice while we were staying with family.
No, it's not an HMO.
Yes, there's an international number to call if authorization is needed on the back of our cards.
ETA: I think I should add, in China, for a citizen to acquire health care at a clinic or hospital you must be register as a worker in the city or have
a place of established residence with proof of income.
You must also be register with the local Police Headquarters and ( Get This ) carry your papers with you at all times.
Now, I know, you will scream if we in America ask that our registered aliens ( not illegals ) carry their Green cards with them. In China, Citizens
must carry proof with them at all times. I did when I lived in China, I carried my Little Red Mao Book and My Right to Attend School Papers and My
Right To Work Papers every day.
It was a normal part of life, Sorry O P I'm off topic.
To better answer you question, the Chinese People have a form of Health Care for basic coverage, but if they need real services, That's going to cost
them out of pocket and it's Not Cheap, Doctors in China are payed by the Chinese Government and Payed Very Little, They make their monies from Drug
Company Kickbacks and from families needing Real Medical care For A Loved one.
edit on 21-9-2013 by guohua because: (no reason given)