Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Indonesia: Health Insurance for All

The Indonesian Government would therefore like to foster sustainable economic growth and societal cohesion. This includes insuring all citizens against livelihood-threatening risks – such as disease. For this reason, the government introduced the world’s largest contribution-based health insurance system in 2014 with the assistance of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Today, about 175 million people or two thirds of the Indonesian population have health insurance. About 90 million of them are poor or near-poor. They receive free insurance coverage financed by the Indonesian Government. Employees pay a share of their own insurance coverage. The rest is assumed by their employers. Read More