250623 Taiwan's National Health Insurance Program: The Experience and Reform of a Single-payer System

Monday, October 31, 2011: 11:15 AM

Yi-Ren Wang , Department of Health, Bureau of National Health Insurance, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Learning Objectives:
Identify achievements of Taiwan’s NHI over 16 years of implementation. Discuss the way Taiwan’s NHI system addresses problems through reform. Trace the “secret of success” for Taiwan’s NHI. Illustrate the relevance of Taiwan’s experience for other nations. Emphasize the importance of the “praxis” over the “theory” in creating a durable program.

Keywords: National Health Insurance, Health Care Utilization

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I oversee the planning operation of the National Health Insurance program.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.