China is announcing a ten-year plan to improve their healthcare system. The goal is to give every village a medical clinic and every county at least one hospital by 2011. The cost is estimated to be around $120 billion which will come from its sales of defective dry wall, lead toys, mercury laden herbal remedies, toxic toothpaste, contaminated pet food, poisonous seafood, and defective truck tires. Obviously, I am being a little facetious about that but China is doing anything for good PR nowadays and its new plan to improve healthcare is just what the Communist doctor ordered. The WSJ explains in more detail how China's system works now and what they plan to do in the future. The problem is they want a safety net to cover everyone but 1.3 billion people is not a small number. That safety net has got to be HUGE and not break down like the many other products China produces as mentioned above.