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Table 1 Progressive health insurance policy reform in Nanguo City

From: Policy entrepreneur and social policy innovation in China

Time

Innovative policy program

Policy result

1994

Health Insurance for Critical Illness (HICI)

A new basic health insurance system for urban employees

2000

Basic Health Insurance (BHI) and Health Insurance for Critical Illness (HICI)

Expand the coverage of health insurance, coverage for migrant workers

2004

Local Citizen Health Insurance (LCHI)

Equal treatment of rural and urban residents and breaking of the urban-rural division

2008

Unified Basic Health Insurance System

Integrate fragmented health insurance policies into one

2008

General Outpatient Health Security

Strengthen the “hospital care and outpatient” model