Regarding the use of My Number Card as a health insurance card, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is making adjustments from next year to oblige medical institutions to introduce the necessary system in principle.

The government is aiming to introduce the system necessary for using the Individual Number Card as a health insurance card at almost all medical institutions and pharmacies by the end of this year, but as of the 15th of this month, it actually Only nearly 20% of the total have started operation.

Under these circumstances, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is making adjustments to oblige medical institutions to introduce the system from next year in principle.



In order to encourage the introduction, medical institutions will consider expanding subsidies when introducing the system and financial support for patients.



In addition, we will consider whether to establish a special medical institution that is excluded from the mandatory requirements in the future.



In addition, the issuance of health insurance cards will be optional by the health insurance association during the next fiscal year, and the policy is to abolish it in the future.



However, it will be issued if the patient applies.

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