S'pore's health insurance review: Issues that need attention to ensure sustainable scheme

MOH must set both the direction and boundaries for private-sector health insurance

Perhaps the health insurance review committee should look at whether Singapore wants to introduce the right for policyholders to switch insurers without penalty. Policyholders have little say once they have developed some chronic ailments – and that is true of more than half the people aged 50 years and older. They have to take what their insurer offers, or walk away from the coverage. ST FILE PHOTO
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Integrated Shield Plans (IPs) are in the spotlight again - and how the issues are addressed will have wide-ranging ramifications.

Given the recent spat between a doctors' association and insurers, it is obvious that the situation is not ideal.

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