Everyone must help sustain social policy shift: PM Lee
They must pay their share and shame those guilty of free-riding
THE Government's big shift to strengthen social support means individuals have to play their part in keeping new policies, like the introduction of MediShield Life, sustainable, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a television forum on Tuesday.
In his first comments on the policy changes he announced in last month's National Day Rally, Mr Lee said that with the move to universal health insurance, those who default on their premiums increase the burden on the rest.
There must be strong social pressure against such free-riding, he added.
The national health insurance scheme MediShield will be extended to cover everyone, including those with pre-existing illnesses.