Professor Yanzhong Huang delivered a lecture on “China’s Healthcare Challenges” at Yale Law School on March 7, 2016. The event was organized by the China Center and co-sponsored by the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy.
Professor Huang’s wide-ranging talk covered history, policy, and empirical work. After describing the history of healthcare policy in China beginning in the Mao era, he assessed the accomplishments and shortcomings of the Chinese government’s healthcare reform efforts beginning in 2009. He identified a complex web of present-day challenges for China’s healthcare system, including managing ballooning costs of care, ensuring adequate coverage for individuals, and devoting sufficient government resources to reforming public hospitals and limiting vested interests and corruption.