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Policy Analysis and Critique
Pages 12 (3012 words)
Running head: POLICY ANALYSIS & CRITIQUE Policy Analysis and Critique [Name] [Course] [Professor’s name] [Date] In the era of globalization and advanced technical knowhow countries are making significant reforms in their various sectors. In such a respect Hong Kong is also not left behind.
It has implemented new policies and modified existing policies. Several modifications have been made in healthcare practices and management. New pricing policy has been introduced in Hong Kong healthcare sector. The country in 2002 has introduced charges for patients who are admitted in hospitals under emergency situation or after meeting with an accident (Bowling, 2007). The reforms have lead to noticeable reduction in death rates and increased life expectancies. Better treatment is available from efficient health care professionals at a considerably low cost (Development and Financing of Hong Kong’s Future Health Care, 2007). Keeping this at the backdrop the current paper tends to present a critical review of the pricing policy that has been implemented for the health care system of Hong Kong. The public hospitals and clinics in Hong Kong receive a good amount of subsidies from the government so as to provide medical treatment to the citizens at the lowest possible cost. The government despite such high quality medical care has imposed low rates of taxes. However government is expected to bear the burden of expensive medical facilities which is likely to increase in the upcoming years. ...
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