Seniors lose bit of pension for insurance
Compiled from Kyodo, staff reports
However, 31 cities, including Yokohama and Saitama, will postpone the deduction
from pension benefits until October because their administrative processes
have been delayed.
"It is a sustainable system," Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said. "Although it may take some time for people to get used to the new system, I hope people will fully utilize it. At the same time, the government must make efforts to explain the positive aspects of the new system to the people."
Under the new system, which covers people receiving at least ¥180,000 in annual pension benefits, health insurance fees will vary by income and the prefectures they reside in, with a slight increase for some compared with the fees for national health insurance.ニュースの続きは、
The Japan Times: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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