Medical Health Insurance and Pension Reform in Aging Society

  • 張 乃文

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This paper analyzes the effects of social security reform in a closed economy multi-period overlapping generation (OLG) model with long-term demographic transition in Taiwan The simulation results indicate that population aging generates downward pressure on private saving and results in heavy burden on government fiscal stance in the long run In order to improve the long-term fiscal deficiency and encourage private saving to cope with the challenge arising from population aging this paper proposes reformation of current social security system including universal national health insurance program and pension system in order to maintain sustainability of national health system and government budgetary balance The simulation results indicate that a joint reform of postponing mandatory retirement age and raising copayment in the universal national health insurance would significantly improve financial sustainability of the social security system
Date of Award2014 Sep 3
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorYuan-Ho Hsu (Supervisor)

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