A demonstrator protesting against a premium hike in the national health insurance scheme (BPJS Kesehatan) in front of the House of Representatives compound in Central Jakarta on Monday. (Antara Photo/Aditya Pradana Putra)

Protest Against BPJS Kesehatan Premium Hike

NOVEMBER 12, 2019

Serikat Rakyat Miskin Indonesia (Indonesian Union of the Poor) held a protest in front of the House of Representatives compound in Central Jakarta on Monday to reject the government's plan to raise the premium for BPJS Kesehatan, the national health insurance scheme. The protesters demanded that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo revoke a presidential regulation that mandates a 100 percent premium hike for the BPJS starting in January next year.