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01/07/2018 - 19:03

Over 81% of Vietnamese population covered by health insurance

Some 81.3 million people across Vietnam have been covered by health insurance by the end of May, up nearly 21 million people from 2012 or 35.6% and representing 81.7% of the population.

More than four in five Vietnamese people have been covered by health insurance

The information was unveiled by the Vietnam Social Security at a conference to review the 5-year implementation of the Politburo’s resolution on enhancing the Party’s leadership over social and health insurance work between 2012 and 2020.

The number of health insurance holders last year exceeded the goal set by the resolution

The number of compulsory social insurance participants was estimated at more than 13.8 million people, an increase of 3.25 million people from 2012 and accounting for 25.8% of the workforce.

The number of voluntary social insurance card holders totalled 240,000 people while 11.7 million people participated in the unemployment insurance scheme with the annual increase of 700,000 people in average.

People receiving retirement pension and monthly social insurance allowances reached 3.1 million, up 18% during the period./.