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Changes to health insurance schemes: How they affect you

This is the sixth of 12 primers on current affairs issues that are part of the outreach programme for The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz

Announcements early in the year about two major types of health insurance schemes caused a stir .

The first concerned disability insurance scheme ElderShield. A review committee set up in 2016 had proposed changes to ensure compulsory, universal coverage, and to make the administration process easier. But some people did not want the scheme to be made compulsory.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2018, with the headline 'Changes to health insurance schemes: How they affect you'. Print Edition | Subscribe