Open Symposium on Reforming Health Social Security
Health social security in Japan is at a cross-road: whether to gradually reduce the coverage to a basic minimum as in the United States, or to maintain the current level following the European example.
The G-SEC cordially invite you to attend an open symposium entitled "Open Symposium on Reforming Health Social Security"
The event will be co-hosted by World Bank and the Japanese Society of Clinical Economics, and supported by Asahi Newspaper, Japan Medical Association and National Federation Health Insurance Societies.
Health social security in Japan is at a cross-road: whether to gradually reduce the coverage to a basic minimum as in the United States, or to maintain the current level following the European example. Four topics will be discussed. The first will be on the consequence of allowing extra billing of services not covered by the health insurance in Korea. The second will be the sustainability of the long-term care insurance in Germany. The third will be the rationale and results of explicitly expanding health expenditures, and the federal-provincial relationship in Canada. The fourth will be the state of health social security in urban China, Finally, a summary of the discussion that took place in a closed seminar for three days prior to this symposium would be presented.
The Global Security Research Institute (G-SEC) covers a wide range of current issues, including those concerning science technology and innovation, energy, the environment, security, including human security. In its researches the Institute examines the policies relating to these issues which affect the entire globe and which also have an influence on individual lives.
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Date/Time: Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 13:30-16:45
Venue: Conference Hall 518, West School Bldg.1F
Keio University at Mita Campus
Language: English and Japanese (Simultaneous translation will be provided to 500 attendances on a first-come, first-served basis.)
For more information
Global Security Research Institute, Keio University
Academic Frontier Project
Prof. William Hsiao, Harvard University "Fundamental Issue of Social Health Security"
Prof. Soonman Kwon, Seoul National University "Allowing the Billing of Uncovered Services in Korea and Other Nations"
Prof. Heinz Rothgang, University of Applied Sciences in Fuld"LCT in Germany"
Prof. Joseph Wong, Toronto University "Decentralized Approach: Canada and Other Nations"
Prof. Wang Shaoguang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong "China's Urban Health Care"
Prof. Naoki Ikegami, Keio University "Discussion and Conclusion"