Congenital heart disease, leukemia, malignant tumors and other major diseases threaten the health of children. Without timely treatment, they will cause death or severe disability. The treatment costs of these major diseases range from tens of thousands of yuan to hundreds of thousands of yuan. In extreme cases, they may be as high as more than a million RMB yuan. Ai You enjoys years of experience in the field of child health. In order to solve the problem of "Can't Afford" faced by children with severe illnesses, Ai You has always been committed to being an integrator of resources which, by fully combining resources such as government policies, medical care, charity, and commerce, has taken a multi-pronged approach and done its utmost to solve the problem of overburdening medical expenses for children with severe illnesses.
THE "MEDICAL INSURANCE + ASSISTANCE" MODEL:
The medical insurance policy cannot cover all treatment costs, and the proportion of out-of-pocket payment is high for children who receive treatment in other provinces. Many underserved families give up treatment because they cannot afford the out-of-pocket expenses. In 2019, Ai You provided about 137 million RMB yuan to fund these families, which rekindled the hopes of many families that originally planned to give up treatment, and lives of children were saved by the "medical insurance + assistance" model.
CHANNELING HIGH-QUALITY MEDICAL RESOURCES DOWN TO REMOTE AREAS:
Ai You organizes top domestic pediatric experts to travel to remote areas to carry out surgical treatments for children with severe illnesses in local hospitals. While ensuring high-level diagnosis and treatment services for these children, this approach also makes full use of the advantages of medical insurance in local areas (where medical insurance can be directly subsidized locally and the reimbursement ratios are high). This may greatly reduce the treatment costs of children, and at the same time alleviate the various expenses of parents in leaving hometowns for medical treatment.
BOOSTING POVERTY ALLEVIATION THROUGH POVERTY RELIEF BY MEDICAL TREATMENT:
Ai You channels poverty alleviation funds to support poverty relief efforts by medical treatment. In 2019, medical assistance from Ai You reached a total of more than 1,000 children with illnesses from families subject to targeted poverty alleviation and the poverty-stricken families in the "three regions and three prefectures" (Tibet Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and parts of Sichuan, Yunnan and Gansu provinces), preventing the families from illness-related poverty.