Tainan Mayor Huang Weizhe announced that starting in July, the elderly will be fully subsidized for health insurance.

(Provided by Tainan City Government)

[Reporters Wang Shuxiu, Hong Ruiqin/Tainan Report] Mayor Huang Weizhe announced at the municipal meeting today that after careful evaluation, weighing various municipal constructions, government budgets, and gathering opinions from all walks of life, starting from July this year, under the condition of wealth exclusion, Subsidize the health insurance expenses of aborigines over the age of 65 or over the age of 55, and an estimated 280,000 people in the city are eligible to benefit.

Huang Weizhe said that in response to the expectations of the citizens, the Tainan City Government is duty-bound. Under the premise of abiding by fiscal discipline, this year, it has implemented the three major policy directions of Qingyin welfare, convenient transportation, and clean and diligent governance.

Saving the most money is to provide the best welfare; being diligent and thrifty in managing the family is to support the old and the young. This is a requirement for myself and a promise to the citizens of Tainan.

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According to the Social Affairs Bureau, Tainan residents who are over 65 years old or aborigines over 55 years old will receive a health insurance subsidy from the Tainan City Government, with a monthly subsidy of up to 826 yuan per person.

Furthermore, in order to facilitate services and save the elderly and their children from the hardships of traveling and traveling, the health insurance fee will be paid directly by the Tainan City Government to the National Health Insurance Department. For the elderly and their children, it can be said to save money and effort.

The Bureau of Social Affairs stated that under the three major factors of first, in line with the principles of social fairness and justice; second, to stabilize the government's financial balance; Those who exceed 5% are included in the subsidy targets. Elderly people over 65 years old or aborigines over 55 years old in the city, who are eligible, can benefit. It will start in July this year.

The Social Affairs Bureau added that in addition to health insurance subsidies for the elderly, Tainan City has actively promoted various welfare benefits for the elderly in recent years. Not only did it take the lead in the six cities to achieve a one-day passport in a national middle school district, but also covered policy items such as long-term care service coverage and community care base service coverage. They are all number one in the six capitals.

In addition, it also continues to provide various benefits such as free dentures for the disadvantaged elderly, improvement of housing facilities and equipment for low- and middle-income elderly people, and subsidies for hospital care expenses for low- and middle-income elderly people who are seriously ill. Elders in the city ride the bus for free.

With diversified and specific benefits and services, we will do our best to protect the elders and let the children feel at ease to go out and work hard.