Tiare wrote: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.
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