This book discusses the dynamics of National Health Insurance (JKN) in the media context during the 2014-2020 period. The aim of writing this book is to analyze the development of JKN through analysis of actors and discourses that appear in media reports.
The mass media has an important role in shaping the public's view of the JKN program. National and regional online media use framing that depicts JKN as a useful program but still has various problems in its management. This framing can influence the reader's perspective on the JKN program.
National media does not only rely on press releases or press conferences in reporting on JKN. They elaborated on discourse debates related to JKN from various actors, including JKN beneficiaries. Some of the issues being debated are the increase in JKN contributions and the BPJS health policy reducing the benefits of health services.
Mass media has a role in forming public opinion. They use political symbols, message framing strategies, and the function of the media agenda to shape public opinion. Internal and external factors also influence the way the media carries out these activities.
This book provides several recommendations, including maintaining media framing so that it does not harm civil society groups and does not take sides in one particular actor. Apart from that, academics need to redesign collaboration strategies, and the government and BPJS Health need to provide a quick response to discourse related to the JKN issue. It is hoped that this book will increase public awareness regarding the important role in monitoring and maintaining the sustainability of the JKN program.
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