Jakarta, Nov. 25 -- Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated that the service system and budgeting at BPJS Kesehatan (health insurance) must be designed better, so it would offer fair services for all citizens.

"BPJS must be able to serve all Indonesian people. Ideally, BPJS should cover 270 million Indonesians, whoever they are. It is just that the BPJS must be well designed, (listing) what is covered and what are the obligations," the minister stated here on Friday.

Sadikin stated "social security for the rich" while clarifying the remarks during a meeting with Commission IX of the House of Representatives last Tuesday, November 22. His statement did not mean that the BPJS should not serve the needs of affluent people.

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