May 27, 2015

LDP considers charging for hospital outpatient access

The Liberal Democratic Party is considering levying a charge on outpatients each time they visit hospitals, informed sources said Tuesday. The recommendation to increase the financial burden of patients was made by the LDP task force for promoting administrative reform at an informal party ...

Apr 30, 2015

Scrutinize health insurance reform

The national government needs to provide sufficient support to prefectural governments, which will be tasked to play a larger role in maintaining the nation's health insurance system.