The Tainan Democratic Progressive Party Group called on the city government to respond to citizens' expectations and fully subsidize the health insurance premiums of the elderly.
(Provided by the Tainan Democratic Progressive Party Group)
[Reporter Wang Shuxiu/Tainan Report] The Tainan City Council’s Democratic Progressive Party Group held its second interim meeting last month to suggest that the city government, like other five cities, require the elderly over the age of 65 to be exempted from paying health insurance premiums. The financial resources go to the council and give the citizens a satisfactory answer. Today (21st), before the first regular meeting of this year, the Tainan Democratic Progressive Party Group once again requested the city government to confirm the subsidy of health insurance fees for the elderly over 65 years old as soon as possible.
The Democratic Progressive Party group stated that the elderly over 65 years old and the aborigines over 55 years old have a sharp drop in income after retirement, and some economically disadvantaged elderly need to rely on their children to support them. Of course, these health insurance premiums are also paid by their children. Reducing the burden of the elderly is also reducing the burden of children, and let the citizens who are about to retire can look forward to the protection provided by the government after retirement.
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The Democratic Progressive Party group emphasized that the government should take care of these retired elders as much as possible. After all, they have paid taxes for most of their lives before retirement. The world, so it is the duty and responsibility of the government to take care of them after retirement.
The Democratic Progressive Party group appealed that today is the municipal meeting before the first regular meeting (27th), and once again called on the city government to respond to the expectations of the citizens. It is hoped that Mayor Huang Weizhe will decide to fully subsidize the health insurance premiums of the elderly as soon as possible before the regular meeting, so that Tainan Keep up with the footsteps of other five capitals and balance the psychology of the elderly in Tainan.