Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani ensures the government will not raise National Health Insurance (BPJS) contribution to National Health Insurance participants. In a discussion on the Optimization of the Implementation of the National Health Insurance Program, Wednesday, January 31st in Jakarta, Puan said to overcome the deficit in National Health Insurance, the government is making efforts to revise Presidential Regulation No. 12 of 2013 on National Health Insurance. According to him, the revision of the Presidential Regulation will include breakthrough steps to overcome the deficit of the insurance’s Health financing without having to raise the contribution to the beneficiary contribution (PBI) participants. Puan explained the breakthrough step will synergize the steps of various parties including ministries and local governments.
“So, we need to find a breakthrough in addressing the gap input and financial output of the National Health Insurance. These breakthroughs are made so that it will become the substance of the revised Presidential Regulation No. 12 of 2013 on the National Health Insurance (JKN) which is being done. The revision reaches the substance associated with the policy that can strengthen BPJS Health's financial capacity namely to refine the referral system, the regional government’s roles, strategic purchasing, fraud mitigation, operational efficiency and so on. This we have also gained with the Board of Trustees and others. So how is the input? Of course, there must be cooperation and synergy between all parties. Another breakthrough in increasing the financial capacity of National Health Insurance can be done in accordance with the laws and regulations,” Puan Maharani said.
Before a number of ministers and participants of the discussion, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani also stressed the importance of improving the quality of service to the community participants of the National Health Insurance. This, according to her, should be done in mutual assistance among various related ministries including local government to ensure maximum service to the participants of National Health Insurance. Puan also conveyed the importance of data synchronization of beneficiaries of 92.4 million contributors. In addition, Puan also encourages employers to also register their workers for the National Health Insurance so that the health development in mutual assistance can run. In addition, Puan Maharani also conveys the importance of education and socialization aspects to the public regarding the importance of National Health Insurance. Puan also stressed the importance of building public awareness to have healthy life and behaviors and the importance of prevention efforts over treatment./// (VOI/ Ndy/trs Rezha)