According to Foreign Policy, over 200 million Chinese have no insurance. Clinics are few in number; consequently, hospitals are the only option for most citizens. There are many reasons for the lack of sufficient health care in China, including the privatization of medical care, rising fees, and the growing chasm between urban and rural. Over 27 years the central government cut healthcare funding by more than 15% which resulted in higher medical fees. Hospitals needed to remain profitable to stay open and corruption slipped in as they maintained profits by raising medicine prices and prescribing unnecessary treatments. Cancer and other pollution related diseases are on the rise yet many Chinese do not go to the hospital because they know treatments will cost more than they can afford to pay. The wealthier members of society demand better hospitals while the poorer simply want affordable health care.