Posted: Nov 24th, 2012
Healthcare Justice: Lessons from Taiwan
When: Saturday, December 8, 2012
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: 3pm Saturday, Dec 8th
Where: 518 Valencia St., San Francisco
(one block west of 16th St BART and ½ block south of 16th St )
Speaker: Claudia Chaufan, MD, PhD, Member, Physicians for a National Health Program. Assistant Professor of Sociology and Health Policy Institute for Health & Aging, UCSF
For more information call 415–695-7891 or email dbechlervaluenet (dbechlervaluenet)
Download leaflet 2012 Dec 8 Mtg Taiwan healthcare
Taiwan is a capitalist economy where people value choice, freedom and competition. This is why, back in 1995, confronted with a staggering 43% of the population uninsured, medical bankruptcies, and rising health care costs, they decided that the best solution was a national, publicly funded Medicare for All system, where the people would contribute according to their individual ability to pay, and would receive services according to their medical needs. Today, National Health Insurance in Taiwan offers a comprehensive package of medical services, with fully free choice of doctors, and virtually no waiting lines. With a satisfaction rate consistently close to 80%, the Taiwanese have made it politically unfeasible for politicians to challenge this system. We invite you to learn from the Taiwanese experience and what lessons can be drawn for the United States.
This event is wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by Single Payer Now and the California Universal Healthcare Education Project.