Tag Archives: medishield life

Is the PAP really listening, or just hearing us?

By Howard Lee “(ESM Goh Chok Tong) noted that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Government had listened to the people since the last election and accelerated many plans and programmes. So if Singaporeans are happy with what has been done, they should give the ruling party “a strong mandate to continue with what they are trying to do”, said Mr …

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Overseas Singaporeans risk being outlawed with Medishield Life?

By Howard Lee Juliet Low has been working in the US and the UK for more than a decade, and never had to worry about high cost of treatment for her chronic illnesses. As a Singaporean working overseas, she is currently subscribed to the UK’s mandatory National Insurance, which covers the cost of her treatments in full. When she travels to Singapore for visits, she covers herself …

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Medisave withdrawal limits increased to pay for Integrated Shield Plans: MOH

Singaporeans above 40 years old can tap on more funds in their Medisave accounts – up to S$900 – to pay for Integrated Shield Plan (IP) premiums when MediShield Life rolls out at the end of the year, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) today, 9 July. MediShield Life is the new compulsory national medical insurance offered by the government and will …

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New Govt powers – access to personal income status without consent

Under new legislations for the implementation of the Medishield Life scheme, which will kick in later this year, the Government will have access to the personal income and health status of Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs). And they can do so without the permission of the persons being checked. This was revealed in Parliament on Monday by Health Minister, Gan …

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MediShield Life: Premiums up 100% after transitional subsidies?

By SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian / Image from Ministry of Health MediShield Life – everything also increase? We refer to the article “Enhanced benefits proposed for MediShield Life” (Today, Jun 6). The article reports that  there will be substantial increases in benefits for MediShield Life that will cover all Singaporeans for large hospital bills. Many of the claim …

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