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11 May 2019
Do away with the 3Ms (Medisave, Medishield and Medifund) and introduce a single-payer insurance scheme for Singapore's healthcare system.
This was the main proposal by the SDP which launched its healthcare plan at its office this afternoon.
Presented by its Chairman Professor Paul Tambyah and CEC member Khung Wai Yeen, the SDP said that the 3M system did not meet the h ... Read more »
02 May 2019
Shortly after the SDP pushed the idea of universal coverage of our healthcare system, the PAP government adopted the idea – or at least the rhetoric.
For instance, we said in 2012 that “healthcare reform must spring from and be underpinned by this fundamental principle of universal, affordable coverage.”
In 2015, under the Medishield Life scheme, the government said ... Read more »
27 April 2019
Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam's continued silence on Ms Monica Baey's case is telling. Under his watch, the police and AGC have not prosecuted the perpetrator, Mr Nicholas Lim.
Contrast this with the case of 20-year-old Edmund Zhong who was investigated by the police for merely saying that he wanted to throw an egg at the Minister.
Mr Shanmugam had then promptly s ... Read more »
10 April 2019
The Court of Appeal has dismissed Dr Wong Souk Yee's appeal against the High Court's decision not to compel a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. This is troubling.
The seat was vacated in 2017 by former PAP MP Halimah Yacob to take the position of President.
The decision whittles down yet more rights of Singaporean citizens – the present one being the right to ... Read more »