and allows for-profit companies to compete for minimum coverage insurance plans, though there are also mutual insurers so use of a commercial for-profit insurer is not compulsory.
The government regulates the insurers and operates a risk equalization mechanism to subsidize insurers that insure relatively more expensive customers.
That helps keep premiums to around 0 a month for the average Japanese family." Voluntary private insurance is available through several sources including employers and unions to cover expenditures not covered by statutory insurance, but this accounts for only about 2% of health care spending.
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