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Objective:This research aimed to investigate and analyze the opinions of Oriental Medical Doctors (O.M.D.) on covering herbal medicines into National Health Insurance scheme. Method:Structured questionnaires were e-mailed to the O.M.D.s listed on member’s DB of the Association of Korean Oriental Medicine Collected data were analyzed with the SPSS 12.0 program. Result:The insurance coverage for herbal decoctions was supported by 80.8% of the responders, the median reasonable price for daily herbal decoctions was ₩9,517, the minimum price median of daily herbal decoctions considering its costs was ₩8,080, and the daily tech- nological fee median was ₩4,379. On health insurance coverage for herbal decoctions, O.M.D. is specially considering the standardization of herbal medicines. Conclusion:In this study, majority of O.M.D.s assented to health insurance coverage for herbal decoctions, but considered standardization of herbal medicines and optional prescription fee. It needs to prepare plan for insurance coverage of herbal decoctions that reflect the character of oriental medicine and oriental medical.