44030-012: Rural Health Insurance: Improving Provider Payment Methods

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


In 2003, the PRC launched the New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NRCMS), a health insurance scheme run by counties, to address the high out-of-pocket expenditures for health care in rural areas. Funding for NRCMS is provided by central and local governments on a per capita basis (CNY20 in 2003, CNY80 in 2009) and rural residents contribute a fixed amount on a voluntary basis (CNY10 in 2003, CNY20 in 2009). NRCMS has made great progress; in 2008, it covered 100% of counties, and in 2009, ... Read More

Country China, People's Republic of
Project Number 44030-012
Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number TA No. 7592
Approval Date 03 Sep 2010
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 300
Sector Health and social protection
Subsector Health insurance and subsidized health programs
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)


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