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MediShield report delayed but implementation of scheme remains end 2015

Published on May 27, 2014 5:45 PM
 
The recommendations for the new MediShield Life will be delayed but implementation of the scheme remains at the end of next year. -- ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - The recommendations for the new MediShield Life will be delayed but implementation of the scheme remains at the end of next year.

The Review Committee set up last year was to have sent the Ministry of Health (MOH) its report on a new health insurance that will cover everyone for life by the end of this month - but is unlikely to meet that deadline.

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong told Parliament on Tuesday that the committee headed by Mr Bobby Chin is finalising its recommendations and will share more details next month. The Straits Times understands that the much-awaited premiums for the new scheme will be announced then.

The committee has already announced that it plans to remove the current $300,000 lifetime limit, increase claimable limits and halve patients' co-payment. The MOH is agreeable to all that.

 
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