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Concern over premiums again a hot topic during webchat on MediShield Life

Published on Feb 17, 2014 10:27 PM
 
How high MediShield Life premiums will shoot up to was the hot topic at Monday night's webchat on changes to the health insurance scheme to cover everyone for life. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR

How high MediShield Life premiums will shoot up to was the hot topic at Monday night's webchat on changes to the health insurance scheme to cover everyone for life.

About 30 people took part in the 'live' Facebook chat organised by the MediShield Life Review Committee as part of its public consultation before the changes.

Several wanted a hint of how much they could expect to pay, but the two MediShield Life Review committee members taking part in the chat on the Reach Facebook page - Ms Janet Ang, managing director of IBM Singapore and Dr Tan See Leng, managing director of the Parkway Pantai Group - kept mum, saying the actuaries were still working out the numbers.

One participant, Mr David Choo suggested taxing the Medisave accounts of more affluent people, which included himself, to help the poor pay their premiums.

 
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