Day: January 13, 2020

Taiwan’s single-payer success story — and its lessons for America

T7A6696How Taiwan built “Medicare for all” and gave everyone health insurance:

’The first in a Vox series on how countries around the world achieve universal health care.…In the 1990s, Taiwan did what has long been considered impossible in the US: The island of 24 million people took a fractured and inequitable health care system and transformed it into something as close to Sen. Bernie Sanders’s vision of Medicare-for-all as anything in the world…’

Via Vox

I just returned from several weeks (recreation and medical conference) in Taiwan, and the convenience, safety, and sanity of their universal healthcare system was the pride of all the Taiwanese citizens and US/European expatriates with whom I talked.