Indonesia’s National Health Insurance (NHI) program, known as Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN), started operation in 2014, ending an era where the poor were mostly left behind. JKN was obliged by law to improve the accessibility of clinical health treatment for all citizens where the promise is for an equitable and quality service. The government issued several accountability initiatives to support such goals. Yet research has shown that more often than not, JKN members do not use these government initiatives and resort instead to non-government initiatives operated by volunteering groups of navigators driven by trade unions and supported by community figures. Join us to discuss how these initiatives have helped JKN members voice concerns over unreliable access to JKN benefits.
We are delighted to host Dr Dinna Prapto Raharja, Binus University, in conversation with Assistant Professor Diego Fossati, City University of Hong Kong, for an important discussion on the non-government accountability initiatives in Indonesia’s National Health Insurance (JKN), moderated by Assistant Professor Amelia Liwe from Universitas Pelita Harapan.
About the IS4 Series
Sponsored by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC), the Cornell Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), this virtual seminar series brings together social science experts from across the globe to discuss pressing issues facing Indonesia. In addition to providing in-depth scholarly analysis of social issues in Indonesia, this series will foster new opportunities for networking between those working in Indonesia and around the world.