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COMMENTARY: How can we save our national health insurance program from deficit?

  • Elly Burhaini Faizal
    Elly Burhaini Faizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, April 11, 2017 | 08:10 am
COMMENTARY: How can we save our national health insurance program from deficit? Healthcare card: Health insurance firm PT Askes’ director Sri Endang Tidarwati shows a health insurance card in Jakarta, in this file photo. The BPJS Kesehatan (Healthcare and Social Security Agency) scheme became effective on Jan. 1, 2014. (JP/-)

PREMIUM With a sharp deficit recorded in its three years of implementation, we cannot do anything but look back at what expectations we had of the national health insurance (JKN) program. A deficit of Rp 9.7 trillion (US$727.98 million), as reported in the implementation of the JKN-Indonesia Health Card (KIS) program in 2016, reveals the financial limits we should have anticipated from the very start. ...

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