21 Mar '13, 1pm

“Fundamental shifts” in healthcare financing system? #OpPopulation

Dr Jeremy Lim recently questioned Health Minister Gan Kim Yong's commitment to "fundamental shifts” in healthcare costs in Singapore. During the recent Budget debate in Parliament Mr Gan said: "The review of our healthcare financing system will be extensive, and will involve fundamental shifts.” He added that the Government will "take on a greater share of national spending, from the current one third to about 40 per cent and possibly even further”. He added that the Government will "take on a greater share of national spending, from the current one third to about 40 per cent and possibly even further”. While the SDP applauds these steps which bring Singapore closer to where we were in the 1980s, we share with Dr Lim the concern that there is a need to go beyond incremental steps to real fundamental shifts. As Dr Lim pointed out that the one important question to ask in th...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/news/2013-03-21-5584

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