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Questioning the sustainability of JKN

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 12, 2017   /  10:17 am
Questioning the sustainability of JKN Contrary to the praise from international community, JKN received more bad than good comments from Indonesians. (Shutterstock/File)

The national health insurance (JKN) scheme is considered a suitable step to improving the health of Indonesians. Among developing countries, Indonesia’s decision to establish the JKN is a bold step in fulfilling the spirit of universal health coverage (UHC), which is one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ironically, contrary to the praise from international community, JKN received more bad than good comments from Indonesians. The rising awareness of the importance of access to health care has led Indonesians to be more critical, as well as more reactive, to the spreading information related to the policy of the JKN and the National Social Security for health provider BPJS-Kesehatan. The news about the BPJS-Kesehatan’s plan to cut insurance coverage for eight chronic diseases, for instance, has triggered negative comments, revealing disappointment toward the J...

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