Director of Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) Fahmi Idris, Dec 2017.  Tempo in Wikimedia Commons

The Jakarta Post-Sept 19

It was a beautiful dream: By early next year, all Indonesians would have access to health care at very low premiums. According to an initial plan launched on Jan. 1, 2014, 121 million people, or 48 percent of the population, were supposed to have universal health care (JKN) in the first stage.  That includes 86.4 million beneficiaries of the government’s community health protection scheme, in addition to beneficiaries of the locally funded health insurance scheme, 16 million holders of state health insurance Askes, 7 million holders of the Jamsostek social security program in companies and 1.2 million members of the Asabri insurance scheme for police and military personnel.

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First published in: The Jakarta Post