SDP's Alternatives: Healthcare
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.
05 May 2011
care under the PAP government has been one that has been profit
motivated. Its 3Ms (Medisave, MediShield, Medifund) approach to
financing healthcare has not been effective in meeting the rising of
As of June 2010, about 9% of our population of over 5 million is above the age 65. Singapore has the highest percentage of elderly people among Southeast Asian countries. As a result, rising health care costs remain one of the most serious concerns among Singaporeans, especially among senior citizens.