The Tsai administration decides to push for legislation that would only allow Chinese students seeking degrees in Taiwan to be covered by the National Health Insurance
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Premier Lin Chun and ruling Democratic Progressive Party legislators decided in a meeting on Thursday to push for legislation that would only allow Chinese students seeking degrees in Taiwan to benefit from the National Health Insurance (NHI) coverage, excluding short-term and exchange students.
The decision came after the Tsai Ing-wen administration decided to push for legislation to include Chinese students in Taiwan in the NHI coverage about a week ago.
Executive Yuan spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung said the meeting decided to amend the National Health Insurance Act so that a proviso that “only students with permit to enter Taiwan to seek degrees are eligible for the NHI coverage” will be added.
Chinese and foreign students who are eligible will have to pay the full premium in the future, Hsu said, adding that short-term and exchange students in Taiwan will not be covered by the NHI. [FULL STORY]