Vietnam will not consider raising health insurance premiums until 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has pledged.
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) hopes to reduce social insurance debt to below 3% of its full-year collection plan for this year, heard a conference held in Hanoi on November 15.
Twenty percent of HCM City’s population with no health insurance have been hit with a 30% increase in fees.
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) will step up bilateral and multilateral cooperation with international organisations and other countries between now and 2020 in order to assert its prestige and position, said VSS Deputy General Director Dao Viet Anh.
A new report reveals that widespread frauds by both healthcare institutions and patients have cost health insurance funds some VND3 trillion (US$132 million) in the first four months of the year.
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) has shared the database of 24 million households buying health insurance with the Ministry of Health, a move aimed to better health insurance management and health care activities.
Health insurance covered 81.7% of Vietnam’s population in 2016, 2.7% higher than the target set by the Prime Minister, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).
The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) and the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) should devise a coordination programme to popularise legal regulations on social insurance and encourage people to join the social welfare network, said Politburo member and VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan.