The Deputy Director of the Center for Information Technology under the Vietnam Social Security informed that approximately 3,832,242 health insurance participants have been using citizen identification cards (CIC) with chips instead of health insurance cards for medical services.
Eighty five million Vietnamese people have health insurance, however, insured patients still pay for high-tech medical service; accordingly, commercial health insurance helps to fill the hole in insurance system and meet high-income earners’ demand.
Medical center in Ho Chi Minh City’s Go Vap District yesterday opened a clinic at 131 Nguyen Thai Son Street to provide family doctor and manage patients having sexually transmitted diseases and people affected by Noncommunicable diseases.
From January 1, 2018, policies of social insurance will have several changes with new rules. In what extent will these policies make impact on laborers and enterprises? Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper has had an exchange with Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Quan on the issue .
Medical service fee will increase in next time but the price hike was made in eight to twelve of the five step road map for raising medical service prices in a bid to reduce impact on people head of Financial and Planning Department of the Ministry of Health Nguyen Nam Lien yesterday said.
The percentage of people having health insurance must be over 90 percent by 2020 because taking care of people’s health is one of the most important things in stabilizing social security, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a national online conference on June 3rd.
It is alarming that the number of health insurance participants in the country in four first months reduced by 1.2 million compared to the same period last year; accordingly, the sector can not achieve the target of 75 percent of the country’s population to join medical insurance.
Vietnam tries to achieve 75 per cent health insurance coverage this year and 80 per cent by 2020, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday at a session to review the implementation of the Law on Health Insurance and the blueprint for universal health insurance.