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Jakarta Post

Higher healthcare premiums ‘urgent’

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 23 2019   /  02:10 am

With a ballooning deficit over five years of operations putting pressure on the state budget, the Health Care 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 finance and investment director 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 was necessary to stem the financial losses suffered by the state insurer.“The need is quite urgent,” Kemal told the press after a meeting with the House of Representatives’ Commission XI which oversees state budget and overall financial affairs, which was also attended by Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati.Indonesia’s universal healthcare insurance scheme, dubbed one of the most g...