China Attempts To Provide Healthcare For 1.3 Billion

Download Audio


As the U.S. wrestles with a healthcare overhaul, China is in the process of revamping its national healthcare system, long neglected during the economic boom.

Here and Now's Martha Bebinger spent three weeks in China and reports on the challenges the country faces as it moves to cover all of its 1.3 billion citizens with quality care by 2020. Martha visited Chinese healthcare facilities across the country, and found a wide disparity in the quality of care between cities and rural areas.

This segment aired on January 24, 2011.


More from Here & Now

Listen Live