[quote=“sandman”][quote=“Dr Doom”]It’s a very logical thing. Vannyel will explain the logic for us. He’ll probably say something like this:
“The reason the magical transformation from unworthy of health coverage to worthy of health coverage comes about at four months because…”[/quote]
And he’ll end it with: “If you don’t like this, I can’t imagine why you’d want to stay here. I lived in Oklhoma once and hated it, so I left.”[/quote]
Actually, I’d say you’re very lucky to get insurance at all! :raspberry:
Every insurance company (in the U.S.) has a very long list of restrictions and if you fail to meet any of them you don’t qualify or you must pay a very high premium. Pre-existing conditions are almost never covered.
But in reality, if someone did ask my opinion, I might say something to the effect of perhaps they want to make sure you’re not on your deathbed when you enter into the health system thereby becoming a drain on the system, ie, terminally ill Vannyel marries nice Taiwanese girl (OMG!!), gets his NHI the next day and checks into NTU for the best care Taiwanese citizens can afford. Not very probable for some but then again, Vannyel might be from some piss poor country with no health care whatsoever.
As for Dr. Doom, I doubt if there is anything NHI can do for his condition.
Wow, Sandman, I am impressed you remembered…and yes, I did leave because I didn’t like it and when it becomes unbearable for me in Taiwan I will leave too… (I really didn’t want to say this but it seems that every one expects it and how can I let you guys down after we’ve become so close)