China to Promote End-of-life Care Services
Many terminally ill cancer patients suffer from painful chemotherapy and would rather choose to die than catheterized and with tubes down their bodies. The chemotherapy cannot save them from the hands of death but inflict costly medical expense ruining their families financially. Cancer patients with cost-effective medical insurance recommended (aka 医疗保险推荐) by whatsoever and whosoever can usually receive copayments from their health insurance companies, alleviating their financial and psychological burdens.
Nobody likes cancer. Bad living habits — staying up, smoking, overdrinking, etc. — are the keys to unlock the gate of cancer. Attaching importance to healthy habits in youthhood should be underscored to every person. In the meantime, purchase international student medical insurance (aka 留学生 医疗保险) and/or J-1 insurance (aka j1 保险) when studying abroad adds the second protection mechanism. However, having student medicover insurance (aka student medicover 保险) does not secure the insured person from any type of cancer.
The probability of inducing cancer in different age groups is different. As enter into work, the working pressure and living cost and interpersonal relationships cause people to have cancer easier than students in school. If an ambitious person lives overseas, he/she has to pay out much more in order to adapt to a new culture and environment. H-1B insurance (aka h1b 保险) is highly recommended to purchase just in case.
While the U.S. government puts effort into optimizing American medical insurance (aka 美国医疗保险), China has begun to pilot an end-of-life care program in Shanghai as well as over 70 other cities and municipal districts to promote such care services, according to the National Health Commission (NHC) at a press conference Monday. End-of-life care, which is not yet common in China, provides palliation to terminally or seriously ill patients and meets their physical, mental and spiritual needs, aiming to help them die with more comfort and dignity.
The NHC released a circular on the pilot program in May, calling for more research and investigations, recruitment of more talent as well as improved mechanisms to serve the program, said Wang Haidong, an official with the commission at the press conference. The pilot program was first launched in five cities and municipal districts, including Haidian District in Beijing, Putuo District in Shanghai and Changchun City in the northeastern province of Jilin, in 2017. A total of 283,000 patients received end-of-life care across the country in 2018, according to an NHC meeting on the pilot program held on June 3.