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Pioneer subsidies take effect, elderly confused

  Singaporeans 65-years old and above who visited their healthcare providers on Monday, when the subsidies for pioneer generation members kicked in, were left nonplussed when they found out that the subsidies applied only to fees for services and consultation, and not for medication. According to news reports, medical and dental healthcare providers saw a jump of 30 per cent …

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Rare illness renders a nurse in need of help

By Ng Yi-Sheng Here on TOC, there’ve been a number of stories about high medical costs in Singapore, and the crippling effect they've had on our fellow citizens in times of illness. I’d like to share a similar story. However, it isn’t about a Singaporean citizen, not in the legal sense of the word, anyway. It’s about a young woman …

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Political parties share their views on Singapore’s healthcare system

On 30th November, The Online Citizen held a healthcare forum at Hotel Rendezvous hosting representatives from 5 political parties, Workers' Party, Singapore People's Party, National Solidarity Party, The Reform Party and Singapore Democratic Party. Apart from speaking on the party's view on the current healthcare system and its plans of improving the system. The panel of representatives from the parties …

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TOC’s Healthcare Forum discussion

On 30th November, The Online Citizen held a healthcare forum at Hotel Rendezvous hosting representatives from 5 political parties, Workers' Party, Singapore People's Party, National Solidarity Party, The Reform Party and Singapore Democratic Party. Apart from speaking on the party's view on the current healthcare system and its plans of improving the system. To view the videos of their speeches, …

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Unwilling to burden family, 95-year old samsui woman commits suicide.

UPDATED on 28 November 2013 with corrections to headlines and sub-text. (Translated Article from Lian He Wan Bao) Arrived in Singapore at the age of 18 years old. Admitted into hospital after a fall, unwilling to burden family, 95 year old Samsui Woman falls to her death. 95 year old grandmother who was once commemorated as a samsui woman, arrived …

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MediShield Life panel: Video on healthcare issues

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article "MediShield Life: Panel to examine key issues" (Sunday Times, Nov 10). It states that "It's important for us to discuss this very thoroughly and very carefully so that we can address all the issues and look into all the concerns of Singaporeans," he (Health Minister) said." In this connection, you may …

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Focus on Healthcare – Part 4: How we stack up internationally

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 – 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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