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Japan's medical insurance system is on verge of bankruptcy

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 07 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:854
  1. Joe Lamar
  1. Tokyo

    Japan's medical insurance system is on course for bankruptcy by 2003, according to a warning issued by the health and welfare ministry last week (27 September).

    In its frankest evaluation yet of the financial crisis faced by public health care, the ministry said that revenues were falling as a result of the recession, while the cost of treating …

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