Do you show your health insurance card when you go to the hospital?



Or are you showing my number card?



The policy is to aim for "abolition of the principle of health insurance card in the future" indicated by the council of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.



How is it perceived in the field?



(Osaka Broadcasting Station coverage group)

"Mina insurance card" is required to be introduced to medical institutions in principle

From October 2021, My Number Card can be used as an insurance card in earnest.



In order to encourage the use, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced on the 25th that it will oblige medical institutions, etc. to introduce the system necessary for using My Number Card as an insurance card from next year in principle.



By the end of the next fiscal year, health insurance associations will be able to choose whether or not to issue a health insurance card, and in the future we aim to abolish the principle of health insurance cards.

My number card penetration rate is 44%

The country has set a goal to distribute the Individual Number Card to almost all people by the end of March next year, but as of May 1, it is only 44%.



Also, just having my number card cannot be used as a health insurance card.


It is necessary to register the Individual Number Card as an insurance card from the dedicated site "Mynaportal".

The people in the city take it ...

What do you think about using My Number Card as a health insurance card?



When asked in the shopping district of Osaka ...



Female in her 30s "I am applying for my number card now, and when I receive it, I would like to use it as a health insurance card. I find it convenient to use only one card."



Female in her 70s "As a health insurance card I've heard on TV that it can also be used, but I haven't used it because I don't know how to proceed.



" I want you to do it. "



Male in his 70s" I have registered to use my number card as a health insurance card, but I haven't used it yet. It seems that it can be used at large hospitals, but it cannot be used at the hospital I attend. In this interview,

I



called out to more than 40 people, but no one had actually used my number card as a health insurance card.



On the other hand, when asked if the conventional health insurance card would be abolished, many people said that they had no choice but to change it.

"Mina insurance card" The merit is

The country explains the benefits of using the Individual Number Card as a health insurance card as follows.



<Convenient to go to the hospital> Acceptance


at medical institutions and pharmacies is automatically completed with a card reader with face recognition.



<Data sharing>


Information on health examinations and data on drugs prescribed in the past are shared.



<Get points>


If you register and apply for a card as a health insurance card, you will be given points worth 7,500 yen.


It is necessary to apply for points from June 30th to the end of February next year, and to obtain a card by the end of September.

Available medical institutions Currently about 19%

On the other hand, there are also disadvantages.



Due to the use of a data sharing system, patients with a 30% burden will incur an additional medical cost of up to 21 yen at the first visit.



The burden will increase for those who use the Individual Number Card as an insurance card.



In addition, the number of medical institutions that can use My Number Card is currently limited.



As of May 15, only about 19% of all My Numbers can be used as health insurance cards.

"Mina insurance card"

Some medical professionals are concerned about using My Number as a health insurance card.



At the clinic of Kenji Utsunomiya in Asahi-ku, Osaka, I have not yet applied for using my number card as a health insurance card.



70% of the patients in the clinic are elderly, but with a few staff members, the burden of explaining how to use the My Number insurance card increases, and there is a risk of information leakage due to the staff handling My Number. I'm worried.

The Osaka Prefectural Insurance Medical Association, chaired by Mr. Utsunomiya, conducted a questionnaire to medical institutions in the prefecture on the 10th of this month


. About 15%,


and about 38% of the facilities answered that they would not introduce the system, and the


response is divided.

In the questionnaire,

there were voices who evaluated that


the insurance card had expired and that it was easy to notice unauthorized use, but there were

concerns that

the burden on patients would increase and

that the responsibility for leakage of personal information would be unclear .

Many opinions were also received.





Takehiro Utsunomiya, President of the Osaka Prefectural Insurance Medical Association, said, "I feel that the abolition of the principle of health insurance cards is a desire to promote the My Number system, but the medical field may fall into unexpected pitfalls if it is promoted only by rationalization, so the system is reviewed. I want you to do it. "

Discuss from the standpoint of patients and medical institutions

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has set up a project team on the 26th to promote the introduction of the system.



Listening to the voices of the field this time, it seems that inconvenience and burden are ahead of us at present.


Discussions are required from the standpoint of patients and medical institutions.

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