National Health Insurance covers over 222.5 million Indonesians

National Health Insurance covers over 222.5 million Indonesians

Speakers of the workshop on the National Social Insurance System-Bappenas (National Development Planning Agency).

As of June 21, 2019, the exact number of Indonesians covered by the National Health Insurance-Healthy Indonesia Cards was 222,547,316.
Manado, North Sulawesi (ANTARA) - Some 222.5 million Indonesians are covered by National Health Insurance-Healthy Indonesia Cards, according to Dr. Anurman Huda, Deputy Director of the Health-Social Insurance Office (BJS) for North Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Gorontanto and North Maluku (Sulutenggomalut).

As of June 21, 2019, the exact number of Indonesians covered by the National Health Insurance-Healthy Indonesia Cards was 222,547,316.

At the beginning of the program in 2014, 121.6 million people or 49 percent of the population, were members of the national health insurance program, Dr. Huda said here Thursday, while speaking at a workshop on the National Social Insurance System-Bappenas (National Development Planning Agency).

The members' satisfaction index is 75 percent, while the satisfaction index for the medical facility is 65 percent, he added.

The Indonesian National Health Care Insurance (BPJS Health) has been managed transparently, efficiently, and all have been accounted for, he noted.

In 2018, its members were 208.05 million, or 75.8 percent of the population, while the satisfaction index in general was 79.7 percent, and for medical facility satisfaction index was 75.8 percent.

The membership target of the National Health Insurance-Healthy Indonesia Cards (JKN-KIS) this year is 257.5 million, with standard medical and non-medical benefits, and adequate medical facilities.

"JKN-KIS has saved more than one million people from becoming poor, as 14.5 to 15.9 million poor people are protected. Falling ill and having no JKN-KIS at the same time, could make the poor become poorer," he said.

Among speakers of the workshops were official of the Bappenas, BPJS Health, the Health Ministry, the Manpower Ministry, and the BPJS Manpower.  

 

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