State Capacity and Political Disconnection in the HKSAR: The Case Study of Healthcare Financing Reform

  • Alex Wo-shun ChanEmail author
Part of the Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy book series (PEPP)


Ever since 1993 when the consultation document “Towards Better Health” was published, the Hong Kong government has been concerned with the issue of healthcare financing. More than 20 years have passed, and various options have been proposed (Luk 2014; Ramesh 2012; Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre 2007; Gauld and Gould 2002: 119–139), including the latest option of implementing voluntary health insurance, and the prospect of healthcare financing reform is ominous.1Rarely has an outstanding issue in a particularly policy area been dragged on for so long and the failure of a reform effort been so protracted.


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  1. 1.School of Professional Education and Executive DevelopmentThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina

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