First and foremost, any food that a person takes in should be essentially balanced. Yes, this is one of those rare cases where you’ll see me saying that some Korean institution is being discriminatory by not providing adequate language services in health care in order to give the same level of service (including acceptance of NHIC) that a Korean speaker would get.
Even with the national health insurance coverage, certain disease or chronic conditions – for example, cancer – can still be very costly for middle class Koreans, because the treatments for those diseases include many options that are considered elective, and the treatments tend to get drawn out while rendering the patients unable to work.
Several disadvantages are that patients may not routinely receive comprehensive, preventive health care; health-care costs to the patient may be high if unexpected illnesses or injuries occur; and it may place heavy demands on time in keeping track of medical records, invoices, and insurance reimbursement forms.
Organized interventions to improve health based on the principles and procedures developed through the health sciences are provided by practitioners trained in medicine , nursing , nutrition , pharmacy , social work , psychology , occupational therapy , physical therapy and other health care professions Clinical practitioners focus mainly on the health of individuals, while public health practitioners consider the overall health of communities and populations.
The centerpiece of this structure is the national health insurance, governed by National Health Insurance Act As the Korean mentioned earlier, every Korean citizen living in Korea (and a few others) are automatically enrolled in the health insurance.