China's Healthcare Problems

China is faced with a health care system so fragmented and underfunded, the sick often go bankrupt trying to get better. Before the economy moved toward market reforms in the 1980s, China’s health care system was lauded as a model. Today, basic health care is too often inaccessible or unaffordable to the masses. Previous reform efforts, which mainly shifted costs to local governments unwilling to pay up have been roundly regarded as failures..