Date: February 02, 2018
Taiwan’s National Health Insurance system owes a debt of gratitude to academics and
experts for their contributions to promoting international awareness of the nation’s medical care, public health and disease prevention efforts, according to Vice President Chen Chien-jen Feb. 1.
Chen said the research conducted by such individuals has helped the NHI gain exposure overseas and provided the world with a better understanding of the system’s far-reaching benefits.
The vice president made the remarks while receiving Cheng Tsung-mei, a health policy research analyst at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, at the Office of the President in Taipei City. Like her husband Uwe E. Reinhardt, who passed away late last year, Cheng has long been a prominent advocate for Taiwan’s NHI system, Chen said.
Co-founder and host of the Princeton Conference—an annual event enabling scientists and members of U.S. Congress to gather and discuss health care issues—Cheng has performed analyses of Taiwan’s NHI system that have received widespread attention from major news outlets like ABC, CNN and PBS, the vice president said. [FULL STORY]