The National Health Plan was a 20-year plan to overhaul Singapore’s health system.
This was to address the nation’s rising health bill while maintaining the high standard of health care in Singapore.
The first part of the plan included, among others, the establishment of polyclinics in every major HDB new town and the introduction of a means-test for admission to Class C wards.
The second part was Medisave, which was a monthly deduction from employees’ Central Provident Fund (CPF) to ensure that they would be able to pay for their own hospitalisation expenses.
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