Health Ministry proposes increasing support for students’ health insurance

The Ministry of Health has liaised with relevant agencies to submitt to the National Assembly’s approval for increasing support for students’ medical insurance from 30 percent to 50 percent.

Students will receive higher support in buying medical insurance (Photo: SGGP)

Students will receive higher support in buying medical insurance (Photo: SGGP)

For instance, as per the medical law in 2014, people who buy voluntary health insurance in household groups will enjoy a reduction for the second participant. However, these families with many kids at school age have not benefitted this policies because students receive the government’s support.
The unreasonable thing is the government’s support for students is lower than for family groups. Subsequently, people said that the regulations should be amended in order to protect insurance participants’ right.
Accordingly, to facilitate students in buying medical insurance, the Ministry along with relevant agencies to make changes proposing the National Assembly to increase support on students’ medical insurance from 30 percent to 50 percent.
If approved, students participating in medical insurance will enjoy higher support than buying in households groups.

By ANH PHUONG – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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