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Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in China?

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When we asked expats in China if healthcare and health insurance are expensive in China, they wrote...

"Men in China over 55 and woman over 50 do not qualify for National Healthcare, so employers have to pay for private insurance. However, the coverage is comprehensive. You do need to get prior approval from the insurance company, but that is to be certain you go to the proper medical facility.," explained one expat living in Shenzhen, China.

"Healthcare and health insurance in China can be expensive, depending on the type of coverage and services needed. Generally, public healthcare is more affordable than private healthcare, but the quality of care may not be as high. Health insurance plans vary in cost, but they can be expensive for those who need comprehensive coverage. Additionally, many Chinese citizens are not covered by health insurance, which can make medical care even more expensive," said another in China.

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