Hanoi: Nearly 186 billion VND in support for certain individuals participating in health insurance

Hanoi city has allocated nearly 186 billion VND to support certain individuals participating in health insurance from 2024-2025. Specifically, individuals aged 70 to below 80 and mildly disabled individuals without health insurance cards will receive 100% support for their health insurance purchases.

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This is the content of a plan to support some individuals in paying for health insurance (BHYT) as per the Resolution of the People’s Council of the city issued by the Hanoi People’s Committee.

Accordingly, the city will fully support the BHYT contribution for elderly people (70 to under 80 years old) who are permanent residents in Hanoi and not obligated to participate in compulsory BHYT. In addition, individuals with mild disabilities who do not have a BHYT card and are permanent residents in the city (excluding children with mild disabilities under 16 years old) will also receive 100% support for their BHYT contribution.

The city will provide 70% support for the BHYT contribution for students who are permanent residents in the city and come from families engaged in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries with an average standard of living according to the city’s criteria and have not been issued a BHYT card.

Doctors at Duc Giang General Hospital (Hanoi) providing healthcare for the elderly

Individuals from families engaged in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries with an average standard of living according to the city’s criteria and who are permanent residents in Hanoi will receive 30% support for their BHYT contribution.

The support will be provided from January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2025.

The estimated total budget for supporting the BHYT contribution for these target groups is nearly 186 billion VND. The city’s budget will be allocated to the budgets of districts, towns, and cities to support these target groups during the 2024-2025 period.

Prior to this, the Hanoi People’s Council issued Resolution No. 13/2023/NQ-HDND on supporting the participation in BHYT of some target groups in the city during the 2024-2025 period.

According to assessments, providing financial support for BHYT contribution for these target groups will encourage workers and citizens to participate in health insurance, moving towards universal health insurance coverage.

SOURCEcafef
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