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Premier emphasizes importance of medical insurance for all citizens

Updated: Sep 23,2015 11:28 PM

Premier Li Keqiang said both rural and urban residents are entitled to medical insurance coverage.

The Premier made the remarks during a visit to the First Hospital affiliated to Henan University of Science and Technology in Luoyang city, Central China’s Henan province, on Sept 23.

Premier Li said all residents in urban and rural areas must be covered by critical illness insurance this year, an important part of China’s medical insurance system.

Experience shows that critical illness insurance can help ensure that sick people get proper treatment, he said.