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National Health Insurance Coverage Expansion

  • Date : 2019-07-30
  • Hit : 822

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 room70,000~250,000 2-person room28,000
3-person room47,000~200,000 3-person room18,000
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 patientsCardiac 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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