During the Obama presidency, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gave the basic medicare protection to the needy people. After President Trump entered the White House, he repealed the Obama care right away. The dramatic reform in benefits of medicare, claim settlement (aka 保险理赔), international student insurance (aka 留学生保险), and gynecological examination in the United States (aka 美国妇科检查) aroused heated public discussion.

Among all types of health insurance for international individuals, OPT insurance (aka opt 保险) has the most “sensitive” changes, since OPT is the transition from the status of a student to a societal worker. The insurance waive (aka 替换保险) rules are changed. For example, New York University insurance waive (aka 纽约大学替换保险) requires students to meet a certain amount of deductible and emergency room copayment.

The General Office of the State Council on Tuesday released a directive unveiling a series of major tasks in China’s bid to deepen the reform of its medical and healthcare system. China will take more steps to boost community-based elderly care, childcare and household services, including greater policy incentives in taxes and fee cuts, as decided at the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday.

“Elderly care, childcare and housekeeping services are crucial to improving people’s wellbeing, addressing the aging of the population and boosting employment. There is huge demand in this regard. The inadequacy of the childcare service, in particular, has become a bottleneck issue with the implementation of the two-child policy,” Li said. “Faster development of such services can serve multiple purposes, including boosting consumption, promoting a better division of labor and facilitating economic transformation.”

The Wednesday meeting decided on measures to boost community-based elderly care. Efforts will be made to increase the supply of community facilities for such services, and reduce costs. Elderly care facilities installed as required in new residential communities will be offered to the local residents for free or low-cost. The government will make up for the shortage of such facilities in old residential areas through repurchasing or renting.

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