National Health Care System In Japan And Taiwan – Would It Be Possible For Us?

Every society is affected by any national changes or new movement introduced; therefore, an issue one may think is unrelated to his environment can very well affect him through chains of cause and effect.Health care is an immediate issue that concerns all of us. We all experience it and need it. Let’s serious ask ourselves if the current health care system is satisfactory and available to everyone. Should health, medicare and treatments be available to only selected groups? Many people are voting for the presidential candidate who can restore the present health care system or who can pioneer a better healthcare distribution for our country. Personally, I hope to see a change that health care is available and affordable to everyone.Being able to receive basic health care is a fundamental need of all people. Fulfilling this fundamental need makes people feel secured, and it makes sense that people with better health can contribute more to the society. A realistic and reachable standard of health should be set for all people. This effort needs a non profit driving entity to establish and to maintain it. People’s life and health should not be compromised for the profit of few organizations.Before moving to Japan, I was covered under my parents’ insurance policy in the United States. Their policy covered children of the family until the age of twenty-four. Upon graduating from university, I moved to Japan and started my first job there. I joined the Japanese national health insurance through the company I worked for. There are basically two types of health insurance in Japan: national health insurance and employer-sponsored health insurance. Usually, under employer sponsored insurance, the insurance premium is calculated according to income, number of dependents, and the company’ subsidies. For someone who is self-employed or unemployed, the national health insurance costs a minimum of 13300 yen, or about $110 per month plus a small percentage of income for those who are self-employed. In other words, everyone can get insurance from around $100 dollars a month. Unlike the Medicaid program in the U.S. which is only available to certain low-income groups with specific requirements for eligibility, the Japanese health insurance is available to every citizen and legal residents. There is a ceiling to what the Japanese National insurance covers, but it covers all the basics and beyond.In most cases in Japan, patients choose their doctor and hospital. There is no limitation to the doctors or hospital they can visit. This is a true competition among the clinics, hospitals, and medical practitioners, not for profit, but for quality. The same insurance that people have in Japan gives them the freedom to get second opinions and naturally eliminates those doctors whose practices are in question. The doctor visits, treatments, and medicine are not free; one is responsible for thirty percent of their medical bills. Japanese health costs are much lower than the costs in the United States. Thirty percent of the medical bill is still a reasonable amount one can afford. There are also special cases or categories of illness for which the insurance would give more coverage. If one is late on his payment, his insurance will not automatically be invalid. The insurance will still cover the person as long as he makes up the missed payments. After all, some people do run into difficulties in life at one point or another. Sounds to good to be true? Well, It’s real.Taiwan, a place with no world recognition politically, has one of the top public health care system in the world. After moving to Taiwan due to my husband’s transfer a year a go, I learned and appreciated the system where universal or national health care is available to all more than ever. When speaking of universal, national, or pubic health insurance, people often turn their attention to the well-debated and discussed health care system in Canada. There are those whose views are negative, claiming that the medical service in a single-payer insurance system may not perform at its ultimate, and those whose views are positive, saying that they do not live in fear of ever having to face bankruptcy for outrageous medical bills. From my informal inquiries, more Canadian I came across favor their national health care system. Most of those who favor their national health care system commented that people of Canada are more secured in having their basic physical and psychological needs met.In Taiwan, there is also government-sponsored universal health care for not only their citizens but also for foreign residents who live in Taiwan. Foreign residents can apply for the government-sponsored insurance after proving their legal status of residing in Taiwan. The insurance fee starts from the basic 600NT, or around $18 a month. For people in higher income brackets, their insurance is calculated based on a percentage of their income over the 600Nt. Fees are waived for retired soldiers, those who are physically challenged, and people who have economic disadvantages.Interestingly, Taiwan’s national health insurance has only been established for little more than two decades, since 1985. The government policy-makers studied health care system from different foreign countries and composes the first Taiwan national health care from the ideas and methods of the system of other countries. It was said that Taiwan’s national insurance system is like a completed puzzle made from pieces of which fit its country and people. This insurance now covers the entire population, including foreign legal residents. According to research funded by Taiwan’s National Health Research and Taiwan’s Bureau of National Health Insurance, the cost of health care did not rise after the universal coverage was established (Jui-Fen & Hsiao, 2003.) What does that tell us?A basic health care program can greatly reduce the consequences of illness left untreated. Basic health care does not mean free of charge or mindless spending without control. To build a healthy nation, we should take a closer look at the current U.S. health insurance. After all, a sound nation starts with the health of its people.

Beauty – Is It Physical Appearances or Self-Esteem?

Beauty is a universal concept that is hard to define, but is understood by all. In many societies, physical beauty is seen to have acceptable norms though some of these norms differ between cultures. We may have a hard time to explain when we are asked what is beautiful to us. However, if we were to point out a beautiful woman in a group, men and women do it easily and naturally. As the saying goes, when it comes to great beauty, we will know it when we see it.Not everyone admires beauty the same way though. Beauty is a subjective experience. It involves the individual’s feeling of attraction and emotional well-being. We often here the saying; “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. However, as society imposes its general expectation on women’s beauty, beauty evolves into a common expectation and a standard comparison between women.So what is a “standard” definition of beauty then? My best guess is, if we were to talk about women, it is the physical qualities that she possesses. It is the ability of the woman to give out intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the viewer’s senses. The admirer’s positive feeling of pleasure or goodness is usually derived from the woman’s body shape, clothes that she wears or how attractive her facial features are, amongst others.However, beauty can also be about the woman’s personality. It is about having compassion for and helping others, a shoulder to cry on, respecting others, respecting herself, project kindness to human and animals alike, loving others and of course, loving herself. This is described as inner beauty which comes about from having the right dose of self-confidence and a healthy self-esteem.While this is not usually the first thing that comes to our mind when we talk about beauty, inner beauty plays just as an important role in how beautiful a person appears to be. Maybe more so than outer beauty does.Inner beauty is not something that unattractive people say to our self to feel better. Inner beauty can be just as, if not more captivating as the external appearance can be.Inner beauty may be described as something that is experienced through a person’s character rather than by appearances. It is the real beauty of a person that goes far beyond just physical appearances.It is a woman’s inner belief that they are attractive that makes them more appealing to others. The glow of confidence and physical attractiveness comes from within her. Some of the most fancied personalities are not really physically attractive but their glowing confidence and self-belief makes them attractive to every member of the opposite gender.First impressions do not always depend on our physique or our facial features. We need to believe that it comes from within our self. That is where our true beauty lies. When we start a conversation, people will initially assess us; as pleasant or not-so-pleasant. As the conversation goes on, people will start to pick up the nice qualities and traits emanating from us, and people will then start to find us more and more beautiful or charming.When we love, appreciate and feel good about our self, we would feel more confident about facing and interacting with others. Outer beauty attracts glances while inner beauty makes someone stay. This is the secret to a healthy self-esteem.Naturally, we will notice a person’s physical appearance first. However, when a woman have bright eyes that flicker, a smile that warms the heart, a radiant glow that surrounds her when she walks into a room; she has obviously harnessed her inner beauty.The best part of inner beauty is the fact that unlike our outward appearance, inner beauty does not wrinkle, gray or diminish with age. It will only radiates stronger as we cultivate it.Only then will you see yourself as a truly beautiful woman.

Electronic Gadgets Sales For Morons: Ten+ Devices You Can Wear

Electronics and clothes could well be the perfect combination.Man has always been enamoured with gadgets and more so if it is packed with a lot of electronic features and other amazing stuff courtesy of the advancements in technology in our day. Electronic items are indisputably hot items in the market today and entrepreneurs or online resellers like you will have a better chance of making it big in this business by retailing electronic gadgets.An additional fact that business people have leveraged on for centuries is man’s unique tendencies to accessorize. Literally millions of trinkets, jewelries and other accessories have flooded the marketplace for so long and still people continue to buy these things to give highlights or enhance their clothing. With technology churning out a wide variety of electronic gadgets, it was only a matter of time before these devices transcended from their main functions and entered the realm of fashion.Fashion And Technology Together At LastWhat was normally not attributed as fashion items, wearable gadgets are little by little making their presence felt in the fashion industry as more and more people are jumping on this trend. This provides wonderful opportunities for electronic gadget for sellers like you wanting to broaden their consumer base and including people wanting to have wearable gadgets as part of their wardrobe. If you’re a businessman purely engaged in garments or fashion accessories you should also investigate adding electronics items that would complement or enhance the clothing items you are selling.You must think about however, that you will be marketing wearable gadgets to consumers of a different kind. They may possibly be different from previous enthusiasts of electronic gadgets or people who are solely fashion buffs. However, people’s lifestyles have changed over the years and many are continually on the move and would want to bring or have access to communications and information anywhere they go.This piece of information would be one of the central marketing elements that you should have in mind when advertising these gadgets as part of listings for wearable gadgets, fashion accessories or consumer electronics.10 Plus Gadget Clothing ItemsThe following are some of the hottest selling wearable electronic gadgets that you can add to your online store, whether you’re selling electronics items or fashion accessories. Depending on your store forte, you can offer product descriptions that would cater to the needs of your prospective buyers.* Wrist Band BatteryWho says that an emergency power supply can’t be stylish? A Wrist band portable battery can be that and much more. Not only will you have a readily available power source for your handheld electronic gadgets, you’ll also have fashionable band that will fit infallibly on your wrist. List this device together with its specifications and functions including the type of batteries it has, the connector types, the voltage outputs and the components and accessories included in the package.* LED WristwatchThe times are seriously a shifting and everything is going high tech – so why not your timepieces as well! LED watches are like amazing gadgets coming right out of some comic book or sci-fi show with their amazing single or multi-colored LED display that not only tells the time but is quite seductive and fashionable as well – whether your buyer is a scientist, a nerd, techie, sportsperson or fashion icon. List the item down together with its functions and specifications as well as its cosmetic features that would cater to both gadget junkies and fashion buffs.* Spy WristwatchSpy gadgets and surveillance tools are in a fast-selling niche of their own, but adding a little bit of fashion elements to their main features will double their allure even more. List the item describing the video and recording capabilities of its DVR, video formats and memory together with others including describing how the gadget can work well with various kinds of clothing – whether they be sporty, rakish or modish.* Watch Cellular PhonePeople have been fiddling with watch phone for years, trying to come up with a good model that can approximate those amazing devices only seen on sci-fi or spy movies. The advancements in cutting-edge technologies not only made these wearable gadgets a actuality but made them exceedingly trendy too. Even fashion icons find them stylish enough to wear nowadays. It is important to provide accurate specifics about the gadget’s GSM compatibilities, memory specifications, and multimedia support.* Bluetooth BraceletOn no account fail to notice a call when your cell phone is in silent mode or when the environment is noisy enough you missed hearing your phone ring. The wristlet uses Bluetooth technologies to synchronize with your phone, alerting you with vibrate and caller ID functions whenever an incoming call is received. Sell these items by listing their specifications like Bluetooth versions, frequencies, and supplementary features including describing how the items can also be a stylish but functional addition to your user’s wardrobe.* LED ShirtGrab attention at parties, concerts, raves and other gatherings with sound activated electroluminescence shirts that respond and move to your music’s cadence. People would surely want to talk to you after getting their smiles and attention with this amazing display that combines first-rate fashion with high technology. Just don’t forget to caution your buyers that these are hand-washed only!* MP3 HeadphonesScores of people would want to listen to their favorite music anywhere they go and folding headphones with a built-in MP3 player would be one of the coolest and most trendy gadgets they can bring anywhere. This electronic gadgets portability is excellent that anyone can fold it and put it any small bag or jacket. When worn not only will the user listen to a variety of supported music formats but the cosmetic design is good enough to wear with any stylish or casual clothing.* Earphone BeanieThe cold days are soon coming and your customers would surely want to wear a stylish beanie while listening to their favorite music – so why not offer them both with a classy headset beanie. Not only can it be very comfortable to wear in any outdoor sports activities, the device can be linked to any audio or multimedia players and other comparable tech gadgets.* Video SpecsThe future is here now with the advent of very stylish portable video glasses that allow the users to look at a show or play their favorite video game on a 40-inch virtual display even when on the move like riding on a bus, train or in the park. These glasses are lightweight and comfortable to wear and can be connected to any portable media players. These devices are magnificent items to sell on your online store so be sure to list down compatible gadgets, memory capacities and other features that your prospective buyers would surely want to experience.* Spy GlassesIf video glasses permit you to watch film’s or play a video game, spy glasses have built in spy cameras that you can use to capture images and footages without anyone suspecting. The glasses look classy and can even be sexy and would blend well with any clothing – great for any covert or surveillance work. When creating a listing for this product, be sure to list the brand of camera sensor it uses, the memory capacity, battery life, video resolution and other similar features and specifications.* MP3 / Bluetooth GlassesNowadays, mobility is a feature people are always looking for and combining an MP3 player, a Bluetooth headset and stylish sunglasses would surely be one of the top wearable electronic gadgets these people would want in their wardrobe. The device can be paired with any cellphone or device allowing the user to listen or speak comfortably anywhere they go. The product is stylish enough to be worn with any clothing but provides the same level of functionality they can get from other devices bought separately.Functionality, mobility and style are the trends of electronic devices in the future and the availability of these devices now puts anyone ahead of the race. Capitalizing on this growing need can be very lucrative indeed as can cater to equally the requirements of electronic gadget buffs and fashion icons – and anyone in between.