The impact of universal National Health Insurance on population health: the experience of Taiwan

  title={The impact of universal National Health Insurance on population health: the experience of Taiwan},
  author={Yue-Chune Lee and Yu-Tung Anton Huang and Y Tsai and Shiuh-Ming Huang and Ken N. Kuo and Martin McKee and Ellen Nolte},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
BACKGROUND Taiwan established a system of universal National Health Insurance (NHI) in March, 1995. Today, the NHI covers more than 98% of Taiwan's population and enrollees enjoy almost free access to healthcare with small co-payment by most clinics and hospitals. Yet while this expansion of coverage will almost inevitably have improved access to health care, however, it cannot be assumed that it will necessarily have improved the health of the population. The aim of this study was to determine… CONTINUE READING
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