26 Apr '12, 10pm

Insufficient care given to the elderly and chronically ill in Singapore

Insufficient care given to the elderly and chronically ill in Singapore April 27, 2012 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics Written by Ng E-Jay 27 April 2012 There is woefully insufficient care given to the elderly, chronically ill and terminally ill in Singapore. Hospitalization expenses are supposed to be taken care of by medisave and medishield, but that has proven inadequate as healthcare costs have escalated sharply over the years, far outstripping the overall inflation rate. Private hospitalization insurance is also expensive, which only the well-off can afford. In this regard, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has proposed to overhaul our healthcare system to a single-payer system co-funded by the government in which hospitalization bills are capped at $2,000 per annum for each person and the rest is paid for by the state . Equally important however...

Full article: http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=7535

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