The Guangzhou Women's Federation has expanded its low-cost health insurance program beyond women with a local household registration to include all women in the city who have basic medical insurance.
The federation's three-year program, launched on March 8, offers 12,000 yuan ($1,898) in compensation for primary breast cancer and primary reproductive cancers, as well as a maximum of 250,000 yuan in compensation for injuries or death inflicted by public transport accidents, with a payment of 99 yuan.
Hospitals participating in the program offer discounted medical services to the insured.
Registered low-income patients in the program are entitled to a 2,000-yuan subsidy during the three years.
The previous two iterations of the program have paid out 40 million yuan in compensation to around 4,000 women since 2012, said Wu Zhixin, deputy director of the developmental department of the federation.