Indonesia court revokes health insurance premium hikes

Pedro Gonçalves
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Indonesia's Supreme Court has annulled a presidential regulation issued last year that had doubled the tiered premiums on the national health insurance, a court spokesman said. The government issued a decree to raise premiums managed by insurer BPJS Kesehatan by at least 65% in October, after the state-owned agency estimated a $2.3bn cash shortfall last year and warned that the gap could widen by 140% by 2024.  The deficit has caused delays in payment to various medical service providers. State-owned BPJS Kesehatan, which provides universal health cover, has been in financial trouble ...

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