IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(5): 299-303 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.838

The Implementation of The National Health Insurance Based on Gotong-Royong Principle as the Efforts of Enhancing the Welfare

Endang Wahyati Yustina, Johanes Budisarwo, and Leonardo Eddy Wiwoho
Abstract—The National Health Insurance (JKN) is implemented in order to realize the guarantees and the fulfillment of the decent basic needs of life for every participant and/or his family member. The Indonesian government referred the Health Social Security Agency (BPJS) as the only JKN organizer on January 1, 2014 by using an insurance system. This means that every Indonesian citizen is required to set aside a small sum of money for his or her health’s sake. As the organizer of JKN, Health BPJS implements gotong royong or mutual cooperation principle. Gotong royong principle is indeed one of the nation’s characteristics. It is an activity jointly and voluntary carried out by the community’s members in order to make work smoothly, easily and lightly run. It is implemented by helping each other, namely the rich helps the poor and the healthy helps the sick. In order to make Indonesia healthier, all Indonesian citizens are expected to actively join JKN. Gotong royong principle is to be a cornerstone of the Act number 24 of 2011 on BPJS and it is fruther regulated by the Presidential Decree number 12 of 2013 on Health Insurance. By implementing health insurance based on gotong royong principle toward universal health coverage, every Indonesian citizen’s rights of having healthy and prosperous life will be fulfilled.

Index Terms—National health insurance (JKN), gotong royong principle, community welfare.

The authors are with the Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia. (e-mail: endang_wahyati@yahoo.com, budisarwo@unika.ac.id, leo@unika.ac.id).

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Cite: Endang Wahyati Yustina, Johanes Budisarwo, and Leonardo Eddy Wiwoho, "The Implementation of The National Health Insurance Based on Gotong-Royong Principle as the Efforts of Enhancing the Welfare," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 299-303, 2017.

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