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In the News Did They Get It Right?
December 11, 2009
VIEW: Here's how they do health care in the island nation of Taiwan, population about 23 million.
Before Taiwan overhauled its system in 1995 -- after their experts went out and looked at good ideas in other capitalist democracies -- about half the population had no coverage at all.
Today, Taiwan has state of the art IT, gives equal acess to all, free choice of doctors, no wait, and lots of competition among providers. Yet they face one problem almost all countries have -- take a look.