How Taiwan built “Medicare for all” and gave everyone health insurance - Vox


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“Canada and virtually all European and Asian developed nations have reached, decades ago, a political consensus to treat health care as a social good,” health care economist Uwe Reinhardt wrote in his book Priced Out shortly before his death in 2017. “By contrast, we in the United States have never reached a politically dominant consensus on the issue.”

Taiwan made its choice in the 1990s and embraced single-payer. It has required sacrifice: by doctors who believe they’re forced to see too many patients every day; by patients with complex and costly conditions who can’t always access the latest treatments; by citizens who have been asked from time to time, and will be asked again, to pay more for their health care than they did before.
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6 days ago by craniac
"The first in a Vox series on how countries around the world achieve universal health care."
https://www.vox.com/2020/1/13/21055327/everybody-covered
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6 days ago by jimmykduong
HUALIEN COUNTY, Taiwan — Thirty years ago, before she dyed her hair pink to cover up the white, Dr. Huei-wen Tien came to Xiulin, a township on the east coast…
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9 days ago by aviflax
HUALIEN COUNTY, Taiwan — Thirty years ago, before she dyed her hair pink to cover up the white, Dr. Huei-wen Tien came to Xiulin, a township on the east coast…
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9 days ago by kerim
The first in a Vox series on how countries around the world achieve universal health care.
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10 days ago by darren_n