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Pioneer generation get generous subsidies for outpatient treatment

Published on May 17, 2014 7:28 PM
 
An elderly woman sits in the Pharmacy waiting area of Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic. The pioneer generation will receive more help with their outpatient healthcare needs than the poor now get. -- ST FILE PHOTO : JOSEPH NAIR

The pioneer generation will receive more help with their outpatient healthcare needs than the poor now get.

Announcing generous subsidies for citizens 65 years or older this year, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Saturday that their benefits will be "unique".

Today, lower to middle income families are subsidised when they go to their family general practice clinic.

Those whose household income divided by the number of people in the family is $1,100 or less get the blue Community Health Assist Card (Chas), while middle-income families with per capita income of up to $1,800 get the orange card with lower subsidies.

 
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