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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