I am a person with disabilities. I have nothing in my Medisave. Since MediShield Life is for everyone, I presume I am included. But how am I to pay for the premium?
The Government will put in place a range of additional support measures to help Singaporeans, especially those on lower to middle incomes and the elderly. For instance, there will be premium subsidies for lower- to middle-income households, which will cover up to two-thirds of the population.
These premium subsidies will be a permanent feature of MediShield Life and will not be phased out after a few years. For those who need help with their premiums even after the subsidies, the Government will provide additional premium financial assistance.
The Ministry of Health will finalise the subsidy measures and provide more details after the Committee has submitted its final report and recommendations.
RESPONSE FROM HEALTH MINISTRY