Skip to comments.Indonesia starts nationwide health insurance for poor people
Posted on 12/31/2013 7:44:18 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has inaugurated the commencement of a nationwide health insurance scheme for poor people that would take into effect on Jan. 1 2014 with initial service for 48 percent of the country's population.
President Yudhoyono said that government has prepared 12 government regulations and five presidential decrees to support the launch of the program aimed at improving people's welfare.
Earlier on Monday, the president annulled the recently-enacted laws that facilitate medical treatment for senior officials in hospitals overseas.
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Sounds like Obama (Indonesian citizen) is finally covered.
Oh I’m sure the stone age tribes will totally be interested in this.
Grinding up a “free” doctor into a soup and feeding it to their sick will become common practice.
Health care here is so inexpensive anyway. An appendectomy costs aroun $150-$200 bucks. I can’t give the full run-down but it is amazingly cheap. I’ve paid for plenty of procedures myself and not just for me, but for my Indonesian co-workers.
I’m not sure what my thoughts on this are.
Yudhoyonocare has a nice ring to it...
Um, not all the tribes in Papua (Indonesia’s eastern most and poorest province) are canibalistic. Most are Christian.
Most of us call him Pak Bam-Bam.
Note: Insurance does not equal care