Should providers be allowed to extra bill for uncovered services? Debate, resolution, and sequel in Japan.

  • Naoki Ikegami
  • Published 2006 in Journal of health politics, policy and law
Japan has managed to provide universal coverage at relatively low cost by containing prices and restricting the conditions for which services can be billed in the compulsory social health insurance (SHI) program. However, decline in Japan's economic growth ushered in new actors backed by the prime minister who proposed that the providers should be allowed… CONTINUE READING