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Taiwan’s Civil Society and Health Care Reform
|Keywords:||公開透明;健康保險;責信;醫療改革;transparency;health care reform;accountability;national health insurance|
|Issue Date:||2020-02-05 14:41:10 (UTC+8)|
The internationally renowned Taiwan health insurance helps families to be able to receive medical care without falling into poverty. With its 100% coverage rate, low premium and free access to all kinds of medical service, Taiwan health insurance is a glory of this nation and has won high esteem from the international society. However, there are major structural changes that jeopardize our health care environment. For instance, medical service has been commodified in pursuit of profits; medical organizations are expanding to gain better market share and receive higher insurance payment; ‘fee for service’ payment leads to the shrinkage of certain medical professions that used to be honored by medical professionals; frequent budgetary deficits put health insurance in crisis. Those structural problems expose Taiwan health care environment to sustainability crisis.
Therefore, the Taiwan HealthCare Reform Foundation aimed to restructure the health care system to honor patient-based principles by proposing reform plans and collaborating with public as well as private sectors. The paper overviews the key steps this foundation took over the past 12 years with special focus on issues of accountability and transparency. This overview not only captures the strategic thinking behind every key reform issue, but also serves as an important chapter in which health reform efforts in Taiwan have gained wide recognition and support
|Relation:||第三部門, 18, 051-059|
|Appears in Collections:||[第三部門] 期刊論文|
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