On My Mind

Time to put the cost of medical treatment under the microscope

Unless bold measures are taken, Singapore's healthcare costs will continue to rise uncontrollably

The problem highlighted by the Council shows that tackling cost is a complex exercise.PHOTO: ST FILE

When my wife had knee replacement surgery at a government hospital recently, she did not have to pay a single out-of-pocket cent.

Her Integrated Shield insurer paid the bulk of the $26,000 bill. The rest, about $5,000, was paid out of her MediSave account.

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