Health inequality in wealth disparity: A narrative review of Indonesia's health coverage protection against poverty

Gita Miranda Warsito, Wiku Adisasmito

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Abstract

The ill-fated relationship between health and poverty might create a broader gap in health inequality between poor and rich. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) intends to alleviate this problem by providing financial protection for all. This article aims to uncover the development of Indonesia's Health Coverage protection against poverty throughout the implementation of UHC in Indonesia. This article utilises a narrative review in favour of its strength in constructing a critical analysis of a complex problem from the theoretical and contextual point of view. The searching process obtained nine journals articles that consist of country data analysis and commentaries, and twelve grey literature for the organisation of this paper. This article tries to analyse the global standard for country economic classification and its impact to the health disparity; the coverage of national health insurance; national health budget allocation and wealth disparity; and health services inequity that caused by wealth disparity regarding the ethical consideration. The wealth disparity in Indonesia is decreasing steadily, along with the increasing national budget allocation for health after the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI) or Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN) in 2014.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalASM Science Journal
Volume13
Issue numberSpecialissue5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Indonesia
  • Poverty
  • Universal health coverage

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