15 Mar '13, 11am

MOH must tackle root cause of healthcare problems #OpPopulation

The SDP welcomes Health Minister Gan Kim Yong's acknowledgment about high healthcare costs in Singapore. We are also pleased to note that he has take some measures to ease such costs for Singaporeans, in particular 1. making some parts of the recommended National Vaccination program for children free, 2. removing the administrative charges for some Medisave use, and 3. promising to review healthcare costs for the people. However, these proposed changes seem to be piecemeal measures that do not tackle the fundamental issues in our healthcare system. The current 3M system of Medisave, Medishield and Medifund will continue to leave a heavy financial burden on Singaporeans. In its place should be risk pooling in a national health insurance scheme which authorizes evidence-based healthcare. Healthcare provided through such national insurance coverage will make our system univer...

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