SDP's Alternatives: Healthcare

Is this why healthcare is so expensive in Singapore?

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.

SDP's Shadow Health Plan: Healing with Care

05 May 2011

Health 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 cost healthcare.

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.

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