Illustration of BPJS Kesehatan. TEMPO/Tony Hartawan
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Healthcare and Social Security Agency or BPJS Kesehatan covers the country’s national health coverage under what is called the National Health Insurance (JKN) for millions of members that are growing.
Citing the BPJS Kesehatan website, the disease that the agency covers the most is classified under catastrophic diseases, especially amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Catastrophic diseases are chronic and non-communicable diseases, which have been covered by state insurance up to 31 percent compared to its total cost since the health insurance program was introduced in 2014.
In 2020 alone, the BPJS Kesehatan has covered 19.9 cases of catastrophic cases that amount to a total of Rp20.0 trillion.
The following are eight diseases that consume the largest proportion of catastrophic financing:
Heart disease (49 percent)
Cancer (18 percent)
Stroke (13 percent)
Kidney failure (11 percent)
Cirrhosis of the liver
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