As mentioned in another posting, my wife recently had surgery. Upon checking out I was flabbergasted to see the total bill: NT$13,800 and I had to pay NT$2,200. How is that possible?
-3 nights hospital room (+ food)
-medicine during hospital stay
-post surgery medicine (one week supply)
First, I was shocked the price was only $13,800...then totally stunned to see I only had to pay $2,200.
I had heard that rates were low and have experienced the standard low rates for standard doctor visits...but, wow, no idea that the government health insurance was set up like this. The wife thinks we will get more money back from our private insurance than we actually paid out (well, she pays $20,000/year for her insurance).
"A society is in trouble when a person must be a hero to do the right thing." Plato
"I murmured because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet." Persian proverb