“Overtreatment stems from policies that encourage moral negligence on the part of health care providers”


After President Yoon Suk-yeol said he was scrapping Moon Care, community groups hit back, saying it was an attempt to cut health insurance coverage.


“If President Yoon takes the lead in attacking health insurance, his administration will not stay safe,” the campaign Headquarters for Preventing Medical Privatization and Realizing Free Medical Care said in a news conference at People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy on Wednesday.


The campaign Headquarters for Preventing Medical Privatization and Realizing Free Medical Care criticized the government's health care policies in a news conference at People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy on Wednesday.  (Credit: Campaign Headquarters for Free Medical Care).
The campaign Headquarters for Preventing Medical Privatization and Realizing Free Medical Care criticized the government’s health care policies in a news conference at People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy on Wednesday. (Credit: Campaign Headquarters for Free Medical Care).


The government’s claim that low self-incrimination causes moral hazard and overtreatment of patients is a fiction, it said. The overtreatment comes because the government has created a situation where private medical facilities make up 95 percent of the total and maintain a law-based fee system. The problem isn’t the patients, it’s policies that encourage moral hazard in healthcare providers.


“To reduce overtreatment, we should increase the number of public hospitals, control private health insurance and reduce uninsured services,” the agency said. “The government’s withdrawal from health insurance coverage signals patients to continue to rely on liability insurance and eventually move towards privatization of the medical industry.”


Commenting on the government’s plan to support primary care, the group described it as a policy from which private hospitals benefit greatly and proposed a plan to expand public health care as an alternative.e


“Increasing fees for critical illness, emergency care, childbirth and pediatrics has been a failed policy in recent decades,” it said. “Even if the government expands compensation, it’s difficult for hospitals to turn a profit in some areas because they can do so by increasing uninsured benefits.” So private hospitals don’t invest in basic healthcare.”

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The group pointed out that the Yoon government’s plan to provide comprehensive services to private hospitals threatens the viability of health insurance. It doesn’t solve any problems, it just increases hospital revenue.


Unless it manages to increase the number of public hospitals that run on need rather than money, the government cannot solve the problem of basic services,” the group said.


Noting that the government is pushing ahead with policies to revitalize private health insurance and cut staff in existing public hospitals, the headquarters said, “We condemn the Yoon government for aggravating the health insurance system and revitalizing the private insurance market.” Unless the government retracts the recent announcement, it must bear in mind that citizens will be furious.”

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