How Does the Indonesian Healthcare System Work?
Healthcare in Indonesia is delivered via both public and private sector provision.
Since 2014, significant investment has been made by the Indonesian government with the aim of delivering free basic services and treatments in hospitals to 100% of the population by the end of 2019. This new universal healthcare system is funded by the government, with employees and employers making contributions totalling 5% of a worker’s salary to help pay for the service.
Some public sector healthcare in Indonesia is delivered by private sector facilities. However, in the main the private sector still operates independently. Many Indonesians chose to enrol in their own private health insurance schemes prior to the introduction of universal healthcare.
Due to the size of the country, healthcare provision in rural areas especially can be inconsistent, and a private health and medical insurance package may help those living in Indonesia to access treatment quicker, wherever they live.