Committees Seek Delay of Health Insurance Program

24, March,2012

Two Department of Health (DOH) committees yesterday proposed a postponement of the second-generation National Health Insurance (NHI) program to allow for better preparation.

The proposal was made during the first joint meeting of the NHI Supervisory Committee and the NHI Medical Expenditure Negotiation Committee.

According to Eva Teng of the NHI Supervisory Committee, most committee members think it would be too rushed to implement the new system on July 1, because more than 50 related by-laws have yet to be promulgated.

In addition, many employers have no idea how to calculate the premium deductions from workers’ salaries, Teng said.

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Committees Seek Delay of Health Insurance Program