[quote=“Tiare”]I’ve heard of a couple who’s child was born a month premature, and they had to pay upwards of 1 million nt in hospital bills. I can only imagine how awful it would be to have to deal with something like that.
What makes the situation worse for us is that since there are no anti-discrimination laws in Taiwan, insurance companies are allowed to deny newborn foreign babies from coverage. My husband and I went to almost every private insurance provider in the country, and none would insure a foreign baby at birth… Taiwanese, no problem. It’s terrible.
And in true Taiwanese fashion, when I spoke to people about this issue, they always said, “Why don’t you just go back to your country to have your baby?” As if it is so simple to uproot ones life. I’ve been living here for over a decade; this is my home.[/quote]
Well, they don’t see the problem because that is what they do. They go to have their baby in US, Canada, whatever. They are covered by NHI and assume your own country foots the bill here. Or at least, that it should. They go abroad, grab another passport for their collection, and get paid for it, by their private insurance companies. They assure a better future for the kid and a higher status for themselves. meanwhile, we are comapred to ticks, sucking away NHI resources. I mean, why would you have your baby here if it wasn’t like that? If they travel to have their baby abroad, why would anyone in their own right minds have a baby here? Obviously, you are up to something sneaky if you do. Since they risk their lives and their babies when traveling at 7 months pregnancy or more, they assume everyone can/should.