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A boutique firm with unparalleled expertise in business and technology. We have good command of industrial ecology and legal practice, and have undertaken highly regarded cases. Because the small business scope, we pay more emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency, and choose clients with deliberation. The managing partner not only has extensive experiences in various legal issues more over than 20 years, but invests and manages several technology companies. In addition, he always checks each case rigorously. Clients’ business objectives are our primary focus. To achieve the same in the most cost-effective fashion trumps all seemingly sophisticated legal discussions.

Taiwan's National Health Insurance Is Not That Bad

2015 - 06 - 21

There are indeed problems with our health insurance, problems that affects healthcare quality and equality among all classes in our society.

無助的美國健康保險系統

「……美國健康保險制度五花八門,基本上都是民營的,政府辦理的只有窮人保險(Medicaid),政府辦理的保險很多醫生不參加,因為給付額度很低,而民間的健康保險制度非常複雜,同一家公司有HMO(管理式)、PPO(直接或自由式)等不同計畫……隨著經濟不景氣,越來越多人沒有健康保險,就會造成一個很大的醫療風暴,很多醫院關門,影響急難救助……。」

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健保的問題大,我瞭解。但是,大到影響我們社會裡各階級之就醫與保健權益、醫藥界等產業鏈的財富分配與人才養成,只靠著訴諸情緒而不探究問題本源的謾罵,只讓人覺得可惜。甚至有些人對於學名藥的講法,像極了為原廠藥在煽動民眾對政府施壓,對於體系性地解決問題毫無助益,可嘆。

這篇用生活化的口語說明美國的醫療保險制度,值得朋友們參考。

文章裡缺的,是處方藥有關的問題(總之,在美國拿到處方箋後,病人到藥局買藥時需自付的co-payment多半很高)。

凡讀過相關議題報導的都知道,美國的醫療(暨相關私人保險)制度與各種收費模式,即便對中產階級而言,都算得上是一大負擔,失業期間就更別提了,就醫的基本人權,僅不過是窮人的口號。此外,更有數千萬美國人,長年因為工作關係(例如:臨時性打工、或其雇主因財務考量而未提供等之情形。),根本連醫療保險都沒有,一旦生病,除非口袋有錢或四處告貸,否則只能勉強忍病不就醫。

反觀這些情況若發生在台灣呢?

制度要改善,沒有人會反對。請先衡平審視自己,才不會淪為痴人妄語。

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