My diagnosis

11700840_10101388028676329_3066355778848949771_nWhen I was born, I had no visible deficiencies or any kind of life threatening diseases. I was, for all intents and purposes, a normal kid. A few years after I was born, my mother was pregnant with fraternal twins who later became my brothers.

Shortly after their birth, one of the twins began to exhibit weird behavior and was constantly crying in pain. It turned my brother David had diabetes, type 1. If it wasn’t for the keen eye of a nurse that had seen this behavior before, we might have lost him then because neither of my parent knew anything about type 1 diabetes. A year later my other Brother Joel developed the same disease.

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National Health Insurance in Taiwan

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National Healthcare in the U.S. has always been a heated debate nationwide. Despite countless reforms, the United States is still perceived as expensive and inaccessible to a lot of people; even those who are insured under the national healthcare face great limitations in their healthcare options.

Before Obamacare was officially implemented, I was a junior in college who constantly heard objections to any form of national healthcare from my peers. To me the question wasn’t “why should we have a national healthcare?” but more “why did it take so long for us to have a national healthcare?”

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