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On the Governance of the Basic Healthcare Security System and Economic Development in China in the Context of COVID-19

In response to the spread of COVID-19, China has taken a series of special basic health security measures aiming to restore and promote economic development. Based on analysis, it is believed that the institutional governance of basic healthcare security in China plays an important role in the economic development in the context of the pandemic in such aspects as safeguarding healthy labor, regulating and allocating resources, promoting economic growth and encouraging residents' consumption. The above practice has proven that basic healthcare security and economy can develop together and promote each other, the Chinese experience behind which includes: adhering to the principle and criteria of putting people and their interests first in all institutional arrangements and measures, improving governance flexibility and responsiveness with policies as the tools, promoting the reform of “medical treatment, medical insurance and medicine linkage” and forming the joint force of multiple systems with basic healthcare security as the link, thus promoting economic development and consolidating the multi-tiered basic healthcare security system to solve the problem of poverty and achieve common prosperity. However, while the basic healthcare security promotes economic development in China, problems and challenges in the future have been exposed, including how China’s basic healthcare security system can better match the economic development level in the context of the pandemic, how to balance the sustainability of the basic healthcare security fund and public health investment, how to further improve the legalization and marketization of basic healthcare security governance, how to improve the fairness of the basic healthcare security system and how to avoid improper use of funds, etc.

Economic Recovery and Growth, Basic Healthcare Security, Basic Healthcare Insurance and Medical Assistance, COVID-19, China

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Zhang, L. (2023). On the Governance of the Basic Healthcare Security System and Economic Development in China in the Context of COVID-19. American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, 11(6), 97-107.

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Zhang, L. On the Governance of the Basic Healthcare Security System and Economic Development in China in the Context of COVID-19. Am. J. Clin. Exp. Med. 2023, 11(6), 97-107. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20231106.11

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Zhang L. On the Governance of the Basic Healthcare Security System and Economic Development in China in the Context of COVID-19. Am J Clin Exp Med. 2023;11(6):97-107. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20231106.11

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