World Economic Forum: “Japan’s early adoption of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has attracted worldwide attention, as it is the country with the longest healthy life expectancy in the world.” The Headline they don’t want you to see: “Japan to face a shortage of nearly 1 million medical and welfare staff by 2040.”
Other factoids not announced by the Media: 1. Japan birth rate is 6.5 per 1,000 while their death rate is 11.5 per 1,000 making for a significant negative growth rate. 2. Immigrants in Japan account for 2.8 million of the 126 million population = 2%. 3. ALL immigrants come from other Asian countries usually with a Japanese spouse and are not eligible for healthcare until they have resided in Japan over 1 year. 4. Illegal Immigration does NOT exist. 5. Japan recognizes two genders; male and female.
Misnomer: Universal Health Coverage does NOT mean ‘FREE”: Funding of health expenditures is provided by taxes (42%), mandatory individual contributions (42%), and out-of-pocket charges (14%). The mandatory withholding is 10% of wages, 30% coinsurance out-of-pocket, the balance is paid by the employer. Maximum monthly tax withholding is capped at $1370, while Bonus Income contributions are capped at $57,300. Coinsurance is 30%, annual caps are $2.12 million for health and $21,200 for long term care.
Public Health hospitals support only 15% of the population, while the vast majority – 85% are privately operated and thus charge outside of the caps.
Kicker: 70% of employees have secondary medical insurance paid for out of pocket. In 2020, Japan doubled out of pocket costs for those over 75. Wait times for surgery are excessive. Japan’s system is ranked 31st.
This is the schematic that WEF claims is ‘Free” Universal Coverage…
Japan has less than 2 doctors per 1,000 citizens. While the shortage has been a growing concern for a decade, the loss of population will automatically correct that figure in the future – according to Science Analysts. Therefore correcting the issue is mute. AHH!
Of course the obvious problem with this assertion is that the population is aging, the birthrate is falling dramatically – and no new doctors will fill the gap of those retiring. In the US, an average doctor might see 2000 patients per year, while in Japan the current number is 8400.
According to Hillary Clinton, “3 minutes of consultation after 3 hours of waiting is normal in Japan and many inpatients had to share a big room, and the quality of medical treatment was very poor…”
Getting Old Sucks: The monthly fee of national health insurance system for an elderly couple, whose only income is 50,000 yen of retirement pension, amounts to 10,000 yen = 20%. If the amount in arrear continues for one year, their health insurance card would be taken away and they would have to pay 100% of medical fee at the hospital window.
The gross salary of a doctor in Japan is roughly $127,000 per year. Given the stress levels of patient to doctor shortages, the number of Japanese seeking a degree in medicine is declining rapidly. As a result, the healthcare system is attempting to import doctors from Indonesia, The Philippines, Korea and other Asian countries. While the number of Japanese registering for medical school is roughly 9000, entrance exams mean that tutoring for the exam begins at age 12. The degree program takes 6 years.
The World Economic Forum is always pushing the envelope when asserting it’s Agenda – and Healthcare is certainly a trigger. Gathering true statistics is a continuous challenge given that most of the numbers are created in the US under the auspices of corrupted agencies; NIH, CDC, Johns Hopkins and Harvard. As such, the numbers I have entered are likely more positive than reality. And the collapse of healthcare systems across the globe should be met with increased knowledge regarding natural and holistic cures. Expanding one’s ‘medicine cabinet’ along these lines is HIGHLY recommended.
YOUR BEST DEFENSE IS IMMUNITY.