1. XIULI HAN - Research Scholar of Lincoln University College Malaysia.
2. TUKIMIN BIN SANSUWITO - Lecturer of Lincoln University College Malaysia.
3. SARINA BINTI JAMALUDDIN - Lecturer of Lincoln University College Malaysia.
4. Dr. SANDEEP SHRESTHA - Professor of Lincoln University College Malaysia.
The authors of this paper advise Chinese policymakers to look at measures to provide equal access to health care and reduce supplier-induced demand. Outpatient and inpatient care benefit packages under the NCMS need to be improved, as well as the provision of additional benefits for low-income households. Aside from changing the payment structure for providers, the government should also control provider conduct and take many additional steps to avoid overprescribing drugs and providing excessive healthcare services. The impoverished have consistently poorer health results (World Health Organization, 2008, World Health Organization, 1996). There is a lot of focus on reducing health inequity and increasing the average level of population health in both developed and developing countries. These policies aim to reduce socioeconomic inequities and disparities related to health outcomes and accessibility as well as health financing equity inequities that exacerbate access issues. In recent years, the subject of health and healthcare disparities has piqued the interest of many Chinese citizens. Since the introduction of comprehensive market reforms in 1978, China's economy has expanded at an impressive rate. However, while China's economic growth has brought significant improvements in population health, these gains have not been distributed equally, leading to growing healthcare inequalities. An increasing amount of data indicates that the gap between the affluent and the poor in terms of health care is expanding (Akin et al., 2004, Gao et al., 2002, Liu et al., 2012b, Luo et al., 2009, Meng et al., 2012, Yip and Hsiao, 2009a). Chinese poor had higher death and morbidity rates than affluent between 1980 and early 2000, according to government figures. They also use fewer health care while having larger requirements (Centre for Health Statistics and Information, 2008). Insurance coverage was very inadequate, and the majority of rural Chinese farmers were without any form of protection from the disaster. When it came to health care financing, most Chinese families couldn't afford it because of out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses (Gu 2008).
NCMS, out-of-pocket (OOP), socioeconomic, healthcare, World Health Organization.