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Health insurance covers nearly 87% of population

Health insurance covers nearly 87% of population

More than 81.5 million Vietnamese people, or nearly 87% of the population, were covered by health insurance by the end of June, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).

Healthcare service prices to be adjusted

Healthcare service prices to be adjusted

Beginning on July 1, the Health Ministry and Vietnam Social Security (VSS) will adjust the prices of some health care services to better manage health insurance funds, said Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.

8,000 firms owe social insurance fees

8,000 firms owe social insurance fees

More than 8,000 enterprises nationwide currently owe social insurance premiums totalling some 2 trillion VND (87 million USD). These debts are very difficult to retrieve, with some even impossible to get, according to Vietnam Social Security (VSS).

Prices of herbal medicines to be standardised

Prices of herbal medicines to be standardised

The supply, price and use of herbal medicines will be tightened by strengthening policies on quality assessment at medical facilities, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has stressed.

Adjustment on medical expenses required

Adjustment on medical expenses required

Although inpatient room costs have increased sharply, medical quality remains stagnant, according to the latest report by the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).

VSS: Social insurance coverage on the rise

VSS: Social insurance coverage on the rise

As many as 13.52 million people have joined compulsory social insurance by December 2017, up more than 1 million people over 2016, Vietnam Social Security (VSS) reported at a conference in Hanoi on December 26.

VSS to cut social insurance debt to under 3%

VSS to cut social insurance debt to under 3%

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.

HCM City should ensure insurance coverage

HCM City should ensure insurance coverage

HCM City health centres that provide treatment to patients with HIV/AIDS should merge by the end of the year with district-level hospitals if the centres are unable to expand services to upgrade into general health clinics, a local official has said.

Patients, clinics defraud health insurance funds

Patients, clinics defraud health insurance funds

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.

VGCL urged to look ahead to trade deals

VGCL urged to look ahead to trade deals

Chairman of the Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has urged the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) to better protect the interest of workers ahead of pressures from upcoming free trade agreements.

Coordination programme to promote insurance coverage expansion

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.