Tempo English Weekly

Monday, December 04, 2017

Fachmi Idris, CEO of BPJS Healthcare: If Everyone Participates, We Can Reach Universal Coverage

The rumor that the Social Security Agency (BPJS) will no longer cover eight catastrophic illnesses spread very fast. The issue arose during discussions about the agency’s finances with the House of Representatives’ (DPR) health commission two weeks ago. The BPJS reportedly incurred Rp7 trillion in losses and was poised to revoke coverage for the series of high-cost illnesses.

BPJS Chief Fachmi Idris dismissed the speculation, saying the government…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara: New unicorns should emerge

INDONESIA is now home to Southeast Asias largest herd of unicorns. At the Digital Economic Briefing hosted by Tempo two weeks ago at the Indosat-Ooredoo building, Bukalapak proclaimed itself to be worth in excess of US$1.0 billion, or around Rp13.