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Nearly 90% of Vietnamese population covered with health insurance


HANOI, 8th July, 2022 (VNA/ WAM) -- More than 86.8 million people in Vietnam, or 88.99 percent of the population, had been covered with health insurance by the end of June, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).

Addressing a conference on Friday, VSS Deputy General Director Dao Viet Anh said the health insurance policy has increasingly affirmed its role in society.

By the end of June, more than 17.1 million people had participated in social insurance, equivalent to 33.87 percent of those in the working age and rising 6.16 percent from the same period last year. They include nearly 1.5 million taking part in voluntary social insurance.

Meanwhile, nearly 14 million people, or 27.55 percent of the workforce, had been covered with unemployment insurance, up 5.13 percent year on year, statistics showed.

Anh said giving the top priority to insurance participants' rights and interests, the VSS has actively worked with relevant ministries and sectors to provide maximum support for them to gain insurance benefits.

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