Week 11-1 Social Welfare (2)

Week 11-1 Social Welfare (2) - Healthcare in the Post-Mao...

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Healthcare in the Post-Mao Era A. Changes in the Healthcare System The Disappearance of Collective Medical Insurance The dissolution of the commune system brought about remarkable changes. Collective medical insurance disappeared along with the collectives. The number of barefoot doctors declined sharply. Commercialization of Health Care The emphasis of the health care system shifted from preventing illness toward curative treatment. Many barefoot doctors were required to contract for farmland. Some of them became private practitioners, charging a fee for their services.
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B. Problems Corruption Government officials take bribes that allowed companies to evade drug approval standard. Fake Medicines Fake medicines appear in the wake of the commercialization of medicine. In 2001, 192,000 Chinese died from bogus or tainted medicines. In Haiti, Panama, and the U.S., many of those who used medicines
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course POLC 3020 taught by Professor Kim during the Fall '10 term at Tulane.

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Week 11-1 Social Welfare (2) - Healthcare in the Post-Mao...

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