Learning from Taiwan: experience with universal health insurance.

  title={Learning from Taiwan: experience with universal health insurance.},
  author={Karen H Davis and Andrew Tsao Huang},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={148 4},
As the 2008 presidential election renews the debate about health insurance coverage, the United States can learn from the experience of countries that have recently moved to achieve universal coverage. What gains can we expect from coverage for all in improved health, better access to health care, and reduced financial burdens for the most vulnerable patients? What are the potential downsides of a single-payer system of health care financing? In this issue, Wen and colleagues (1) provide… CONTINUE READING


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