Figure 3.25 Health insurance coverage, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013
CHAPTER 3 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Sources: National Health Commission (formerly the National Health and Family Planning Commission), National Health Services Survey, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013
Health insurance coverage has increased steadily since 2003, both nationally and at the sub-national level. In 2013, 95 per cent of urban and rural residents were covered by health insurance nationally. The remarkable increase in health insurance coverage in rural areas was due to the introduction of the RCMS in early 2000. Health insurance coverage for 2008 and 2013 was high for rural areas compared with urban areas.