19 Sep '11, 8am

22-Year-Old Jobless Singaporean Caught In Sandwiched Generation

50+ years old, only primary school education, housewife and follows my dad’s bus as a conductor, sadly about 4/5 years back she suddenly gotten Kidney Failure due to the cause of taking too many medicines since young as my mum has not been a very healthy person, she for example has asthmas. She now can only live if she has a kidney transplant or do not miss her kidney dialysis sessions every week which is very sad. She now has to go Kidney Dialysis 3 times a week at a private dialysis clinic, which cost about $200 each time so tats about $2400/mth excluding medicines, checkup and monthly doctor appointments. Luckily she has a government insurance called “Medishield” I think to subsidize her maximum of $1000 every month, but this subsidization has a limit of I think 200K then we are on our own. So, for now my dad still can handle her bills. We tried asking about NKF, but du...

Full article: http://www.transitioning.org/2011/09/19/22-year-old-joble...

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