Kyodo News Agency on December 14th, the Japanese government held an all-age social security discussion meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence on the 14th to strive to maintain the social security system in the face of increasing the aging of young children.
The meeting summarized the final report on the issue of increasing the burden of medical expenses for people over 75 years old, which was the focus, and the new content of more than 2 million yen (about $20k) a year in the “pension income model” was written to make it burden 20%.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stressed at the meeting: “While curbing the rising burden on the incumbent generation, a social security system that can be safely assured for all ages will be built and passed on to the next generation.”
The final report will be finalized at the cabinet meeting at the earliest on the 15th.
The government plans to submit amendments to the law related to the health care system at the regular Congress to be convened in January next year.