Korea′s rival parties have agreed on three
welfare revision bills… that will expand the number of people entitled to social security
benefits. The National Assembly′s Health and Welfare
Committee on Monday… reached an agreement on revisions to the National Basic Living
Security Act, the Emergency Aid and Support Act… and a motion to create a law that will
support more people with social security provisions. The agreement came after the ruling Saenuri
Party accepted the opposition party′s proposal… that the revisions will require an additional
230 million U.S. dollars in government funding. The ruling party had been arguing that the
additional funds should not exceed 180 million dollars.
The committee will hold a vote on the agreement on Friday.