NHI proposals are a slippery slope
By Paul Lin 林保華
On Oct. 11, the Cabinet approved a draft amendment designed to extend National Health Insurance (NHI) coverage to Chinese students studying in Taiwan. In principle this is a good thing, but the timing of this decision is questionable and the motives behind it are highly dubious.
Including Chinese students in the NHI program has nothing to do with human rights. As to whether it is right that Chinese students should be treated in the same way as other foreign students needs to be considered in light of key historical factors.