TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Higher healthcare premiums ‘urgent’, BPJS Kesehatan pleads as finances bleed

The Jakarta Post Image
A customer seeks service from an office of the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) in Jakarta.(Courtesy of/www.panduanbpjs.com)
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano
PREMIUM
Jakarta   ●   Thu, August 22, 2019

With a ballooning deficit over five years of operations putting pressure on the state budget, the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan), which is in charge of Indonesia’s universal healthcare insurance system, is pleading for an increase in premiums.

BPJS Kesehatan's director of finance and investment, Kemal Imam Santoso, acknowledged that the increase in premiums would only address one of the many problems that cause a growing deficit in the institution’s finances. However, he said it is necessary to stem the financial losses suffered by the state insurer.

“The need is quite urgent,” Kemal told the press after a meeting with House of Representatives’ Commission XI which oversees state budget and overall financial affairs, which was also attended by Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati.

Indonesia’...

to Read Full Story

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Starting from IDR 55,000/month

  • Unlimited access to our content on web and app
  • No advertising, no interruption
  • A bonus subscription to share
  • Bookmark and night mode functions on app
  • Subscription to our newsletters

We accept