Table 1. Differences in the Reasons for Subsidizing Delivery Costs in the Hospitalization Assistance Policy Program before and after August 2019.

From: Subsidies for Pregnant Women with “Genuinely Unavoidable Special Reasons”

Period Reason for receiving subsidies
Until July 2019 1. Pregnant women receiving the livelihood protection
2. Households exempted from the residence tax
3. Households in which the income tax is <¥8,400 (about 100 US dollars) per year
From August 2019 1-3 above
4. Specified expectant mothers certified by the local government as unable to pay the delivery cost