The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is discussing a review of the long-term care insurance premiums borne by the elderly aged 65 and over, including raising the premiums for elderly people with incomes above a certain level. Therefore, it was decided to postpone the compilation of conclusions, which had been planned for the end of the year, and proceed with coordination to continue discussions next year.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare holds an expert subcommittee to review the long-term care insurance system once every three years. Regarding the long-term care insurance premiums paid by the elderly aged 65 and over, those with income above a certain level will be raised, and those with income below a certain level will be paid. of elderly people discussed whether to lower their rates, aiming to compile them by the end of the year.
However, in October, the co-payment for the medical care system for the elderly aged 75 and over was raised from 10% to 20% in some cases. Since adjustments are being made to raise the amount, it was decided that it would be necessary to carefully consider the impact of the increase in the burden, so it was decided to postpone the compilation of conclusions that had been planned for the end of the year.
The expert subcommittee is also discussing raising the out-of-pocket burden when receiving long-term care services, but this is also a direction to refrain from compiling a conclusion by the end of the year.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will continue discussions next year and solidify its review policy for the revision of the system the year after next.