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National Health Insurance Coverage Expansion

  • Date : 2019-07-30
  • Hit : 710

From July 2019, hospital bills remarkably go down.

Health insurance coverage for 2-3 person hospital rooms at community clinics (also covered by “Medical Care”)
Health insurance coverage for 2-3 person hospital rooms at community clinics
Before (KRW) After (KRW)
2-person room 70,000~250,000 2-person room 28,000
3-person room 47,000~200,000 3-person room 18,000
For nurse staffing grade 7 hospitals

Hospital stay costs drop to 40% of the existing rates

Emergency examinations, monitoring, surgery and treatment for emergency and critical patients Cardiac function monitoring for patients with heart diseases
Cardiac function monitoring for patients with heart diseases
Before (KRW) After (KRW)
64,000 26,000

Simplified influenza test in A&E/ICU

Simplified influenza test in A&E/ICU
Before (KRW) After (KRW)
31,000 on average 10,000 (for tertiary hospitals)

Cost of tests and consumables to drop to 1/2~1/4

Expansion of health insurance coverage for fertility treatments
Expansion of health insurance coverage for fertility treatments
Before After
Married couples with women aged 44 years old and below No more age restriction
4 treatments with fresh embryos, 3 with frozen embryos 7 treatments with fresh embryos, 5 with frozen embryos
3 artificial insemination treatments 5 artificial insemination treatments

The expanded coverage will be 50% funded by out-of-pocket payments

The MOHW will seamlessly implement the health insurance coverage expansion plan, to reduce the financial burden of healthcare for all

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