Regarding the use of My Number Card as a health insurance card, medical institutions that have introduced a machine to read the card will incur an additional medical expense of up to 21 yen for the first medical examination from this month.


Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Kaneko urged the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to give a polite explanation to the public, saying that it could affect the spread of the system.

The use of the Individual Number Card as a health insurance card began in October last year, and from this month, medical fees for medical institutions that have introduced a dedicated machine for reading the card have been added.



Since some of the medical fees are to be borne by the patient, at such medical institutions, a maximum of 21 yen will be additionally borne by the first-time patient who bears 30%, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said, "Medical care. The quality of the medicine is improved, and there are benefits for the patient. "



Regarding this situation, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Kaneko told reporters, "There are concerns that it may have a certain impact on the expansion of the use of My Number Card health insurance cards."


On top of that, she said, "First of all, we need to get the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to make efforts to gain the understanding of the people. Then, we will take appropriate measures in cooperation with Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Goto and Minister of Digital Makishima." rice field.

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