The relief system for victims of asthma etc. we are requesting is
It is the thing of the contents.
Air pollution is often said to have improved. However, PM2.5, which is considered to be the largest source of asthma etc., is still exceeding environmental standards in many places. In addition, it has also been clarified that the current onset time of asthmatic patients is around 1990, and there are many patients who became ill during the 1970s-90s when exhaust gas pollution was most severe and suffered for several decades. . It is only natural from the principle of the polluter pays to remedies these patients under the responsibility of the administration or the manufacturer who made the cause of the exhaust gas pollution.
Also, the social and public significance of the medical expenses relief system for asthma etc. is extremely large.
If you have a chronic illness that causes pollution, such as asthma, it will not be completely cured, and you will need to be treated until you die, take medicine, inhale, and so on. Moreover, it is common for medical expenses to cost several thousand yen to nearly 10,000 yen every month with a 30% burden. Besides, if it is going to be hospitalized, it will fly about 100,000 yen once. Therefore, in the case of well-being, some patients reduced their medicine at their own discretion and saved medical expenses.
However, based on the settlement of the Tokyo Air Pollution Lawsuit, after the medical expenses subsidy program in Tokyo was established in 2008, all the patients in Tokyo will visit the hospital regularly and take medication as directed by the doctor. Yes. The number of critically ill patients has clearly decreased, as they can now firmly control asthma without financial concerns. In the Tokyo metropolitan area, eight years after the system was established, the number of patients who had a major attack and visited the emergency department decreased to about one third.
And there were no concerns about disordered diagnoses or anxieties, which were of some concern, and they were highly appreciated by doctors.
This Tokyo Metropolitan Relief System also introduced a monthly burden of ¥ 6000 a month from April 2018, and its effect was halved. Other than Tokyo, there is no subsidy program for adults except that Kawamata City has a subsidy program that pays a 10% share of asthma medical expenses.