Dr. Huei-wen Tien gives a thumbs-up to a stroke patient during a home visit in Xiulin, Taiwan. Everywhere I went last fall, I would often hear the same twang of pity when I told someone I’d come to their country from America to learn how their health care works . There were three moments I will always remember, one from each of my trips to Taiwan , Australia , and the Netherlands . In Taiwan, I met a man named Wong Shin-Fa, of the Taroko people, an indigenous tribe living in the mountains on the island’s east coast. I was walking along a township road, clearly out of place, and he was planting orchids with his mother. He stopped me and asked what I was doing there. I said I was a journalist from the US, reporting on health care. He smiled a bit and then went straight into […]