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Daily Archives: 2013-09-30

Focus on Healthcare – Part 1: Claims of “universality”

Focus on Healthcare is a five-part series that provides a critical analysis of Singapore’s healthcare system, popularly known as the 3M system (MediShield, Medisave, Medifund). Through it, we hope to provide an understanding of how healthcare financing is currently being funded and used in Singapore, and explore the ways in which this can be further enhanced to cater for the …

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Focus on Healthcare: Who pays and whose responsibility?

In his National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced several changes to the Healthcare system in Singapore, particularly the Medisave and the Medishield (Life) schemes. Among these, he said that “the MediShield Life’s premiums will have to be higher… because it has to break even.” “Medisave rates have to go up,” he also said. “It has to …

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