International students have to overcome many unexpected challenges while studying overseas alone. One of these challenges is finding adequate international student health insurance (aka 留学生保险). According to ACA, dental insurance in the United States (aka 美国牙医保险) and U.S. vision insurance (aka 美国眼科保险) are separated from the basic student health insurance plan. Parents accompanying their children live in the United States ought to purchase American travel insurance (aka 美国旅游保险).
The cumulative cost of health insurance adds financial burden to some families. Therefore, many colleges allow students to waive health insurance (aka 替换保险) with a lower-priced, equivalent health insurance that can be bought from a third party in the marketplace. The health insurance enables international students to prohibit from sudden financial cost, if they have to get eyeglasses and contacts in the United States (aka 美国配眼镜), because the majority of international students from China have myopia. The humane medical insurance policies win the praises from international students and motivate China to optimize the current medical status quo.
Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan called for efforts to mobilize all sectors of society to promote public health and health intervention in a bid to improve the people’s health.
Speaking at a launching ceremony of the Healthy China initiative in Beijing on July 18, Sun said targeted efforts should be made to prevent and control major threats to health among key populations and stressed that prevention should be a top priority. The government should improve health service systems and put efforts in chronic disease management and vaccination, Sun said. She also called upon industrial associations, schools, hospitals, enterprises and communities to increase the supply of health products and services.
The State Council recently issued a new guideline to implement the country’s Healthy China initiative. In 2016, the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council released the “Healthy China 2030” blueprint, which covered areas such as public health services, environment management, the medical industry and food and drug safety.