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Health plans provide aid to poor farmers

By LI LEI | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-11-21 00:00

Millions of impoverished families have now been able to afford care

The basic health insurance has paid 330 billion yuan ($50.2 billion) for poor sick farmers since 2018 as part of a broader move to curb absolute poverty, a senior official said.

The benefits helped about 10 million impoverished families escape poverty, Chen Jinfu, deputy head of the National Healthcare Security Bureau, said on Friday.

The plan's penetration has stabilized at more than 99.9 percent among the nation's 98.9 million impoverished population, he told a news conference held by the State Council Information Office in Beijing.

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