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Ensure 100% of people from near-poor households in Phu Tho participate in health insurance

News from Phu Tho Provincial Social Insurance said that in 2022, people from near-poor households in Phu Tho province will be supported with a total of 85% of the cost of participating in health insurance, of which 70% will be supported by the central budget, and by the provincial budget. 15%. Thanks to that support, each person from a near-poor household when participating in health insurance has to pay the amount of 120,690 VND/year.

The amount of money each individual has to spend is not large, but with an average of 4-5 members per household, it is still difficult to participate in health insurance for all members of the household.

3/13 localities cover 100% of health insurance for the near-poor

By the end of March 2022, the whole province had 3/13 localities covered 100% of health insurance for people from near-poor households.

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Social insurance officer of Thanh Thuy district gives health insurance cards to people in difficult circumstances in Thach Dong commune, Thanh Thuy district (Phu Tho province). Photo of social insurance of Phu Tho province

By proactively campaigning for participation in health insurance and providing financial support for participation, 100% of people from near-poor households in Lam Thao, Phu Ninh and Viet Tri districts have been cared for and protected by the health insurance fund. health protection.

The whole province has 8,145 people from near-poor households in the remaining districts and towns that have not yet participated in health insurance. These people do not participate in health insurance mainly because their family still has financial difficulties and cannot afford to participate in health insurance.

Most of these people live in ethnic minority areas, areas with special difficulties that are not granted health insurance cards under Decision 861/QD-TTg from July 1, 2021 such as Thanh Son (1,625 people), Cam Khe ( 1,625 people) 1,300 people), Ha Hoa (1,149 people) and Doan Hung (1,043 people). Disadvantage from the place of residence makes it difficult for them to access medical examination and treatment services and health care, and may fall into the “medical poverty trap” when sick or ill.

In order to practically support people of near-poor households to enjoy health insurance policies, especially families facing many difficulties in mountainous districts and ethnic minority areas during the transition period affected by According to Decision 861/QD-TTg, the provincial social insurance agency has just sent a written request to the Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee to pay attention and direct the People’s Committees of districts and towns that have not reached 100% health insurance for near-poor households to have solutions to mobilize resources, mobilize mobilize sponsors to support the remaining funds to buy and donate health insurance cards in 2022.

It is expected that the amount of support to participate in health insurance for more than 8,000 people from near-poor households in nine months will amount to more than 737 million VND.

Supporting people from near-poor households to participate in health insurance is a humane and meaningful act that ensures the right to care and health protection of the near-poor group.

This helps people avoid the risk of falling into the medical poverty trap, contributing to the achievement of the goal of 93.5% of Phu Tho’s population participating in health insurance.

Support to buy health insurance cards for more than 8,000 people from near-poor households

Responding to Document No. 359/BHXH-QLT dated April 5, 2022 of Phu Tho Provincial Social Security on reporting and proposing solutions to issue health insurance cards for people from near-poor households in the province, Provincial People’s Committee Phu Tho has just issued Document No. 1216/UBND-KGVX requesting the Standing Board – Phu Tho Provincial Fatherland Front Committee to agree and support the cost of buying health insurance cards for people from near-poor households in the area with a total of 8,145 people. , card validity 09 months.

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Propagating and mobilizing people to participate in voluntary social insurance and household health insurance in Hung Long commune, Doan Hung district, Pu Tho province (Photo of Phu Tho province social insurance)

This is a person from a near-poor household who has not participated in health insurance and lives in 10/13 districts and towns (except Phu Ninh, Lam Thao and Viet Tri city).

According to current regulations, people from near-poor households in Phu Tho are supported by the central budget 70% of the cost of participating in health insurance, the provincial budget supporting 15% of the cost of participating in health insurance. Thus, the level of financial support to buy health insurance cards for more than 8,000 people from near-poor households who have not yet participated in health insurance is 15%, the payment period is 09 months from April to December 2022. 737,269,110 VND.

This funding will be transferred by the Phu Tho Provincial Fatherland Front Committee to the provincial social insurance agency for implementation. The provincial social insurance agency is responsible for receiving funds, coordinating with the People’s Committees of districts, cities and towns to use for the right purposes to support people of near-poor households to buy health insurance cards and carry out payment and settlement procedures according to regulations. determined.

This support will ensure 100% of people from near-poor households in Phu Tho province have health insurance cards, are cared for and protected by the State’s health insurance fund, and at the same time avoid the risk of falling into the poverty trap. medical care if unfortunately someone in the family has a serious illness.

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