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Sustainability of Korean National Health Insurance

Authors
 Myoung Sheen Kang  ;  Hoo Sun Jang  ;  Minjee Lee  ;  Eun-Cheol Park 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, Vol.27(suppl) : 21-24, 2012 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE 
ISSN
 1011-8934 
Issue Date
2012
MeSH
Health Care Reform ; Humans ; National Health Programs/economics* ; Program Evaluation ; Republic of Korea ; Risk Factors ; Universal Coverage/economics
Keywords
Financial Sustainability ; Korean NHI (National Health Insurance) ; Universal Coverage
Abstract
Korean National Health Insurance (NHI) was established during only 12 yr from its inception (1977-1989), providing universal medical coverage to the entire nation and making a huge contribution to medical security. However, the program now faces many challenges in terms of sustainability. The low birth rates, aging population, low economic growth, and escalating demands for welfare, as well as unification issues, all add pressure to the sustainability of NHI. The old paradigm of low contribution--low benefits coverage--low NHI's fee schedule needs to be replaced by a new paradigm of proper contribution--adequate benefit coverage--fair NHI's fee schedule. This new paradigm will require reform of NHI's operating system, funding, and spending.
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DOI
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
Chang, Hoo Sun(장후선)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/90891
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