SDP's Alternatives: Healthcare
20 March 2012
Cartoonist Leslie Chew created these impressions of the PAP's healthcare system and the SDP's alternative plan. His other work can be seen at facebook page Demon-cratic Singapore.
Help us spread the word that there is an alternative system to the one that PAP has put it place. It's the SDP's plan which is universal, affordable and sustainable. Email this to your family and friends.
18 March 2012
DO AWAY WITH the '3M' system (Medisave, Medifund and Medishield) and pay all our healthcare expenditure through a single pool of funds in which the Government contributes 84 percent.
17 March 2012
Health is not a commodity but a fundamental human need. Singapore’s healthcare system needs to re-modelled and financed holistically to achieve this policy objective.
14 March 2012
is not a commodity, and we believe that market forces have no part to
play in the financing or delivery of basic health care to the people in
No one should go bankrupt while seeking medical treatment and no one, especially the poor, should be discriminated against. If healthcare is a basic right, then the system must be designed to ensure that even the poorest among us can afford it.
08 March 2012
Singapore Democratic Party is proud to announce that it will unveil The SDP National Healthcare Plan: Caring For All Singaporeans. The Plan is a culmination of a nine-month study conducted by the party's Healthcare Advisory Panel.
28 February 2012
How much do you think the Government charges for a consultation at the
polyclinic? A bill obtained by the SDP puts it down at $35 (see below).
No medication, no tests - just a short 10-minute consultation.
The invoice also indicates that the Government subsidises the patient by $25.60. The final amount payable by the patient is $9.40 - a subsidy of almost 75 percent. That's rather generous of the Ministry of Health.