Copayments may go up for minor emergency care

The China Post
Date: November 13, 2016
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) is pushing to raise the copayment for patients with minor ailments seeking emergency treatment by NT$100.

Health and Welfare Minister Lin Tzou-yien said the move would reduce the number of patients seeking “unnecessary” treatment.

Lin announced the plans during a speech at the Formosa Medical Association’s annual conference.

The minister said patients asking for medical treatment without a doctor’s referral would see copayments for outpatient registration rise to NT$420.    [FULL  STORY]

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