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Govt: No health insurance premium hike until 2020
Hoang Nhung
Thursday,  Nov 30, 2017,22:40 (GMT+7)

Govt: No health insurance premium hike until 2020

Hoang Nhung

HCMC – The Government will not approve any proposal to increase healthcare insurance premiums until 2020, so payment rates should be calculated to ensure the rights and interests of all stakeholders.

The healthcare insurance policy should be acceptable for both the insurer and the insured, according to a notice of the Government Office to the Health Ministry, Vietnam Social Insurance, and relevant ministries and agencies.
The notice says the Government’s stance is not to raise healthcare insurance fees until 2020, so relevant parties should accordingly calculate payment rates and benefits.

Besides, the Government says all parties concerned should be taken into account when there are new policies on payments and premiums and that the health of the economy should also be weighed to ensure the sustainability of the fund and its annual balance.

It is necessary to guarantee the legitimate rights and interests of healthcare facilities, social insurance agencies, and residents, simplify administrative procedures, and strengthen the fight against fraud and profiteering.

Healthcare insurance is of crucial social security nature which affects the majority of the public, so frequent reviews and updates of legal policies on healthcare insurance like Government Decree 105/2014/ND-CP detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Healthcare Insurance Law is a must.

It is also crucial to identify responsibilities, functions and tasks of healthcare facilities, and relevant agencies, as well as chairpersons of the Fund Management Council, and health and finance ministers.

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