PRESS RELEASE
The Current Status and Challenges of Korea's Public Health Care Exposed by Covid-19

KIHASA has published the September issue of Health and Welfare Policy Forum, No. 311, with the monthly focus on "the reality and challenges of Korea's publich health care as exposed by Covid-19."

  • The Current Status and Challenges of Korea's Public Health Care Exposed by Covid-19
  • On the Current Status of Health Care Quality and Disparities: With Reference to the Health Outcomes of the Health Care System
  • A Look through Social Cohesion Indicators into Korea's Social Cohesion
  • 27th Population Forum: Living as an Older Person in the Post-COVID-19 Era
  • Trends in and Characteristics of Mortality Inequality by Education Level in Korea
  • The Current Status and Challenges of Korea's Public Health Care Exposed by Covid-19

    The Current Status and Challenges of Korea's Public Health Care Exposed by Covid-19

  • On the Current Status of Health Care Quality and Disparities: With Reference to the Health Outcomes of the Health Care System

    On the Current Status of Health Care Quality and Disparities: With Reference to the Health Outcomes of the Health Care System

  • A Look through Social Cohesion Indicators into Korea's Social Cohesion

    A Look through Social Cohesion Indicators into Korea's Social Cohesion

  • 27th Population Forum: Living as an Older Person in the Post-COVID-19 Era

    27th Population Forum: Living as an Older Person in the Post-COVID-19 Era

  • Trends in and Characteristics of Mortality Inequality by Education Level in Korea

    Trends in and Characteristics of Mortality Inequality by Education Level in Korea

Publications

Reports
Social Welfare & Health Care Reform Agenda and Policy Suggestions for Recovery and Leap Forward
Social Welfare & Health Care Reform Agenda and Policy Suggestions for Recovery and Leap Forward

Author Chung, Hongwon

The purpose of this study is to redefine social problems caused by the influence of COVID-19 and to suggest social security policies to respond to social problems. After COVID- 19, changes in social problems can be classified into newly emerging social problems, social problems that have become more important than before, and social problems that are equally important as before.
The newly emerging social problem is the prolonged social disaster such as pandemics and the resulting increase in the risk of poverty. To respond to these social problems, it is necessary to expand public health care, introduce sickness benefits, and expand the role of local governments.
Social problems that have grown in importance since the COVID-19 crisis are the risk of poverty, social exclusion, and the lack of care services among the vulnerable. To respond to social problems, continuous supplementation and institutional reform of the income maintenance policy, expansion of care services for the elderly, children and the disabled, and strengthening of community-based mental health services are required.
The same important social issues as before COVID-19 are demographic changes and unstable job growth. Reform of the retirement income guarantee policy centered on responding to poverty for the elderly and improvement of the financial sustainability of the social security system are important tasks. To respond to the increase in precarious jobs, it is necessary to expand the coverage of social insurance system. In addition, it is necessary to establish a national social insurance system and a real-time income identification system.

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A study on the social security status of the working-age group and the link between welfare and employment services
A study on the social security status of the working-age group and the link between welfare and employment services

Author Kim, Taewan

In our study, we analyze the current situation of the no-care zone experienced by the working-age group, welfare and employment security services, and propose a linkage between welfare and employment services.
The employment welfare service in consultation is a link between simple employment and welfare. Employment welfare services in a broad sense can include links with various social service areas such as care, education, housing, and health. In order to link welfare and employment, it is necessary to broadly look at the social service categories stipulated by the Social Security Act.
Our study proposes the necessity of introducing a national (appropriate) livelihood security support system and expanding its target and support scale. On the other hand, in order to offset the polarization of labor and business income that occurred after labor market participation, a policy to reduce household expenditure through the publicization of major services is needed.
The delivery system for the National Standards of Living Security requires software integration rather than hardware integration. The front-line organizations that provide services are easily accessible to the public and those who want them, and it is necessary to focus on the eup, myeon, and dong closest to where I live. In addition, the role and function of the Social Security Committee as an upper-level delivery system should be strengthened.

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