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Table 1 Co-insurance rates and caps according to income and age

From: Co-insurance and health care utilization in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a discontinuity regression approach

Subjects Yearly income (disease) Population Co-payment Maximum monthly burden on patients 2015
(in 10 thousands) Up to 3 times a year 4 times or more
Lessthan the age of 70 High-income earner 1510 ~   140 1.3% 30% ¥252,600 + 1% ¥140,100
1160 ~ 1510 190 1.8%
970 ~ 1160 360 3.4% ¥167,400 + 1% ¥93,000
770 ~ 970 640 6.1%
General 570 ~ 770 1450 13.7% ¥80,100 + 1% ¥44,400
370 ~ 570 2700 25.5%
310 ~ 370 1060 10.0% ¥57,600  
100 ~ 310 3000 28.3%
Low-income earner   ~ 100 1050 9.9% ¥35,400   ¥24,600
70–74 High- 570 ~   20 3.1% 30% ¥44,400
370 ~ 570 40 5.5%
General 310 ~ 370 40 6.3% 20% (10% before April 1st 2014) ¥12,000
160 ~ 310 350 54.1%
Low- 80 ~ 160 140 21.1% ¥8000
income earner   ~ 80 60 9.8%
  1. Source: Bureau of Social Welfare and Health [18]