Taiwan stages APEC conference on medical information sharing

An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference on medical information sharing wrapped up Aug. 9 in Taipei City, spotlighting the government’s success in advancing APEC health and well-being ini...

Taiwan has best health care system in the world: business magazine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Out of 89 countries surveyed, Taiwan has the best health care system in the world, business magazine CEOWorld concluded in its 2019 Health Care Index. The list consider...

2020 Dems' health care battle is decades in the making

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy years ago, before Medicare existed to inspire "Medicare for All," a Democratic president wrestled with a challenge strikingly similar to what the party's White House hopefuls...

The Latest: Union wants Democrats to talk everyday concerns

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential contenders in Nevada (all times local): 9:10 a.m. The president of the nation's largest public employees unio...

Health care comes in focus, this time as risk for Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care is back as the focus of presidential politics. But Democrats are split over "Medicare for All" and those divisions were on display in this week's Democr...

Health insurers experience July heatwave

Health insurer stocks heated up in July. UnitedHealth Group, Anthem and several others outpaced the broader market in what has been an otherwise choppy year for the sector. The secto...

Trump to focus on Medicare during Central Florida visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to focus on Medicare when he visits a Central Florida retirement community next week. The White House says Trump will visit The Village...

Free medical checks for migrant workers available in Taipei on Aug. 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei City government will be offering free medical checkups, hair cuts, and other activities at the Taipei Main Station on Aug. 11. Chen En-mei (陳恩美), a secretary at t...

Richer US households fueling a hot job sector: 'wealth work'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ken McNamee has an upfront view of the river of wealth cascading through Seattle these days. A private chef, McNamee prospects for clients at the tony country club ...

Cousin of Chinese spouse bilks Taiwan National Health Insurance out of record NT$900,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan taxpayers were cheated out of a record NT$900,000 after a Chinese spouse lent her cousin her National Health Insurance (NHI) card to cover cancer treatment bills, announ...

Hurry up and wait: Docs say insurers increasingly interfere

After Kim Lauerman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, doctors wanted to give her a drug that helps prevent infections and fever during chemotherapy. Her insurer said no. Anthem Blue ...

Kamala Harris releases new details of her health care plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris is filling in the details of how she would move 330 million Americans onto a single government health insurance system, her fullest statements on an issue that's gettin...

Venezuela migrants propel billion-dollar delivery app

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It's six in the morning and Samuel Romero is already pulling his bicycle out of a small garage. The 21-year-old Venezuelan migrant turns on his phone and logs...

Biden's full embrace of Obama's health poses political risks

Joe Biden had just rolled out his health care plan when he made what could be a fateful pledge to a crowd in Iowa: "If you like your health care plan or your employer-based plan, you can keep it." ...

Despite calls to start over, US health system covers 90%

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn't stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide co...