OPINION: Fundamental shifts” in Singapore's healthcare financing system?

Singapore Democrats, 21 Mar 2013
Healthcare systems expert Dr Jeremy Lim recently questioned Health Minister Gan Kim Yong's commitment to "fundamental shifts” in healthcare costs in Singapore.
As Dr Lim pointed out that the one important question to ask in the healthcare cost debate is whether healthcare in Singapore is affordable to the extent that it gives the people "peace of mind”.
Unfortunately, the Minister for Health continues to miss the point by simply tweaking the fundamentally flawed 3M system (Medisave, Medishield and Medifund). He announced that Medisave would henceforth be allowed to be used for health screening and certain disease treatments. Full story
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