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Achieving Universal Coverage; Lessons from the Experience of Other Countries for National Health Insurance Implementation in Indonesia

Misnaniarti, Misnaniarti and Ayuningtyas, Dumilah (2015): Achieving Universal Coverage; Lessons from the Experience of Other Countries for National Health Insurance Implementation in Indonesia. Published in: International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Review , Vol. 3, No. 5 (July 2015): pp. 40-52.

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Abstract

Indonesia is not the only country that will lead to universal coverage. Several countries took an initiative to develop social security, through Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to achieve health insurance and welfare for all residents. Even, some countries have already reached universal health coverage since a few years ago. The purpose of this paper is to assess the achievement of universal coverage of the health insurance implementation in several countries. In general, some countries require considerable time to achieve universal coverage. Mechanisms and stages that need attention is on the univeral registration aspects that cover the entire population, progressive and continuous funding sources, comprehensive benefits package, the expansion of gradual coverage for diseases that can cause catastrophic expenditure, increasing capacity and mobilizing supporting resource. National Health Insurance policy in some countries can improve access to care, utilization and quality of quality health services to all citizens. Indonesia is expected to learn from the experience of other countries to achieve UHC, so that the projection of the entire population of Indonesia to have health insurance in 2019 will be reached soon.

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