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Dec 31, 2018 04:14 PM
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Migrant Children Face Barriers Accessing Health Care in Most Major Cities

Migrant children play in an alley in Huizhou, Guangdong province, in 2014. Photo: VCG
Migrant children play in an alley in Huizhou, Guangdong province, in 2014. Photo: VCG

The majority of Chinese cities erect barriers which make it difficult or impossible for migrant children to access public health care, a recent report shows.

Beijing and Guangzhou don’t allow children without a local household registration to use public health insurance, while eight other cities, including Shanghai and Shenzhen, have strict requirements for access that many children of migrant workers often can’t meet, according to a study of 18 major cities by Chinese non-governmental organization Cityobserve published last week.

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