Woman Uses Husband’s Insurance

Woman Uses Husband's Insurance
Mrs. Zou, who has high blood pressure, gave her daughter her husband’s insurance card to buy medicine for her totaling 11376.64 RMB, leading in the punishment of Mrs. Zouand her daughter. Mrs. Zou has already suffered from high blood pressure for more than 30 years, and because she only has basic health insurance the percent covered by her insurance is low, and her husband’s card is able to apply for quite a few reimbursements. In order to save money, Mrs. Zou made her own daughter use her husband’s card and therefore has broken the law. Netizens seem angry, one saying that it is truly disgusting, and wondering what the point of the card is if not to use it. Another one asked why an 80-year-old woman buying medicine using her 80-year-old’s husband’s insurance would get unexpectedly sentenced, as the old woman could still live a few years, and this little bit of money could be very useful in terms of medicine. The poor and rich are uneven, the same citizens are getting different treatment!

Source: qq

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  • David

    I read the article twice and still do not understand what was written. Somebody really needs to take a writing class. Perhaps your translation is perfect but not your story telling.

    • Mihel

      I don’t understand two things:

      1) “Netizens seem angry, one saying that it is truly disgusting, and wondering what the point of the card is if not to use it.” – She clearly used the card, although not her own because it covered a lower percentage of the cost of the medicine.
      2) “The poor and rich are uneven, the same citizens are getting different treatment!” – Who’s poor and who’s rich in this context? Who’s getting different treatment?

      • David

        I agree, not a very enlightening article. Perhaps it was translated well and the original Chinese article was just badly written.

        • guest

          I agree its not well written either but I get the idea of it, its fraud and people are up in arms about the morally of them being punished for fraud due to being poor and/or old.

  • sudon’t

    I thought China was a communist country? How is it possible not to have access to health care in a communist country? Shouldn’t everyone be covered equally?

    • Alex Dương

      China hasn’t been serious about communism since 1978. They still have an authoritarian government, but the economy is mixed.

      • sudon’t

        Sheesh! Can’t even have the good parts of Communism.

        • Jahar

          The good parts of communism are all theoretical.

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