No one objected 16 years ago when the opt-out disability scheme, ElderShield, was launched with higher premiums for women, due to their higher risk of disability.
But during a Parliament session earlier this month, a debate emerged over the extra sum of about $50 in annual premiums that women will pay compared to men under the proposed CareShield Life scheme - which builds on ElderShield and will become compulsory - when they join at age 30.
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