November, 2017 regular assembly opinion document and the voting situation
Will No. 16
Statement of position (plan) requesting expansion of the medical expenses furtherance for patients with viral hepatitis
It depends on reason that you should let leave in torture of country that patient of viral hepatitis particularly type B, hepatitis C spreads in our country so that even Basic Law for hepatitis countermeasures is confirmed so that it is said 3.5 million or more in total.
The medical expenses furtherance for patients with viral hepatitis is carried out as hepatitis treatment special promotion business now. We add target medical care to interferon therapy and nucleic acid analog preparation treatment that are antivirus therapy for the purpose of decrease in type B, hepatitis C virus of hepatitis B, and interferon-free treatment of hepatitis C is recognized from September, 2014, and many people are treated. In addition, support for patient including increase of the furtherance number of times of periodical laboratory cost for the aggravation prevention and reduction of self-burden rises in patients to come off to considerable number in object of the medical expenses furtherance although we have been expanded. Particularly, not only we cannot but bear large amount of medical expenses, but also, as for the patients with cirrhosis, liver cancer, a lot of invalidity causes difficulties for life, too.
In addition, although we are targeted in obstacle authorization (certificate of the physically disabled) in Handicapped Person's Welfare Law, medical authorized standard is full of liver diseases mainly on cirrhosis and does not reach effectiveness-related life support that there is for patient because we are strict.
As for the patients with cirrhosis, liver cancer, person of 100 dies every day, and realization of life support including the medical expenses furtherance is problem that there is not postponement in moment. When "special measures law about payment of specific hepatitis B virus infected person stipend" was established in 2011, incidental vote with, "in particular, pushing forward examination about the way of support including the medical expenses furtherance for patient of cirrhosis and liver cancer" is done. The medical expenses furtherance for liver cancer treatment was included in roughly estimated budget demand of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare budget this time in 2018. Problem such as not being for treatment of cirrhosis is left unfinished, but it is necessary to aim at more enhancement about life support including the medical expenses furtherance for cirrhosis, liver cancer patient while ensuring budget preparation of new medical expenses subsidy program.
Thus, the government and the Diet strongly demand so that the following matter is lectured on.
Expand medical expenses subsidy program pertaining to 1 viral cirrhosis, liver cancer.
You relax authorized standard of certificate of the physically disabled due to hepatic dysfunction in 2 Handicapped Person's Welfare Law, and do in recognition system depending on the actual situation of patient.
Then, we submit statement of position pursuant to the provision of Local Government Act Article 99.
The 29, Heisei date
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Speaker of the House of Representatives Tadamori Oshima
President of the House of Councilors Chuichi Date
Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Katsunobu Kato
Then, we submit opinion document.
December 18, 2017
Presenter Shigeyuki Rusu Hiroshi Ishimaru Hideo Ishii Akemi Muto
Hirofumi Kihara Masatoshi Inadomi Masayoshi Nakakura Takuichiro Fujiki
Hidesato Ishikura Mineto Momozaki Toshiyuki Doi finger mountain Kiyonori
Yoshihiro Oba Okaguchi compound sentence Toshio Harada Kiyotaka Tokumitsu
Yoshinori Eguchi Yozo Koga Tsunenori Inoue Masayasu Ikeda
Katsuto Noda Shoichi Nakamoto Hirokatsu Nishikubo Yuichi Kimura
Ikko Aoki Yusuke Inoue
Saga parliamentary speaker Hidesato Ishikura