Lawmaker proposes ‘Huang An’ clause in health insurance law

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/13
By: Chen Chun-hua and Kay Liu

Taipei, March 13 (CNA) A Democratic Progressive Party legislator said Sunday 201603130014t0001he will propose an amendment to the National Health Insurance Act that will bar access by people like controversial singer Huang An (黃安) to Taiwan’s medical resources.

In a Facebook post Saturday, Legislator Lin Chun-hsien (林俊憲) blasted Huang, a Taiwanese citizen based in China, who returned to Taiwan Thursday for heart surgery that is estimated to cost the National Health Insurance over NT$800,000 (US$24,511.31).

Lin said in a statement released Sunday that the singer’s return exposes a loophole in the national health insurance program.

The 52-year-old Huang, who works mainly in China, has been criticized for what is seen as his vendetta against certain Taiwanese performers whom he has labeled as supporters of Taiwan independence and has thus derailed their careers in China.

One of the Taiwanese singers was Chou Tzu-yu (周子瑜), a teenage member of the South Korean girl group Twice, who lost an endorsement deal in January with a Chinese company and was forced to apologize for carrying a Republic of China (Taiwan) national flag on a South Korean TV show.     [FULL  STORY]

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