Taiwanese Health Insurance Research Paper by Writing Specialists

Taiwanese Health Insurance
An in-depth analysis of the Taiwanese health insurance system.
# 92778 | 3,069 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2007 in Medical and Health (General) , Asian Studies (General)

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The paper reveals that Taiwan was named the second healthiest country in the world. The paper explains that the most relevant factors that aided Taiwan in gaining this title were economic growth and a great emphasis on the environment and the population's health. The paper discusses how the National Health Insurance is the most important key in the country's achievements in health. The paper examines the changes that influenced the insurance system and the current features of the insurance system. The paper points out that although some say they do not apply fair prices, the Bureau of National Health Insurance is viewed as the primary cause for improvements in the Taiwanese healthcare system.

History of Taiwanese Health Insurance
Types of Insurances
Changes That Influenced the Insurance System
Current Features of the Insurance System in Taiwan
Health Insurances in the Private and Public Sectors
Statistics on the Bureau of National Health Insurance
Future Goals of the BNHI

From the Paper:

"Taiwan is rather small sized country, however it is densely populated. Its 23 million inhabitants are concentrated on 36,000 square kilometers. "Often called the "Taiwan Miracle", in 1980s and 1990s, the country's economy grew at a rate of 7.64%. Health status of the people in Taiwan, as measured by the common indicators, is close to those of developed countries: life expectancy at birth is of 74.9 years and the infant mortality rate is 6.5 per 1000 live births. These comparable health outcomes with developed countries are achieved with only modest spending in health care, 6.0% of the Gross Domestic Product in 1998.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lu, Rachel, July 2005, The Application of National Health Account Approaches in Estimating National Health Expenditure: Taiwan Experience, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
  • Chu, T.B., Liu, T.C., Chen, C.S., Tsai, Y.W. and Chiu, W.T, January 2005, Household out-of-pocket medical expenditures and national health insurance in Taiwan: income and regional inequality, Journal of BMC Health Service Resources, http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1208885, last accessed on October 3, 2006
  • Lu, R., Equity Implications of the Health Care Reform in Taiwan, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
  • Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, October 2006, Timeline of Taiwanese History, article was last modified on November 2, 2006, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_history, last accessed on November 3, 2006
  • Government Information Office, 2004, A Brief Introduction to Taiwan - Public Health, http://www.gio.gov.tw/taiwan-website/5-gp/brief/info04_13.html, last accessed on November 3, 2006

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