Chas revises eligibility criteria for subsidies

Income revisions will see over 30,000 cardholders get more healthcare financial aid

Chas - which offers subsidised care at private general practitioners and dental clinics - will see more than 30,000 existing cardholders benefiting from the revisions.
Chas - which offers subsidised care at private general practitioners and dental clinics - will see more than 30,000 existing cardholders benefiting from the revisions.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Mr Koh Kian Beng, 56, will enjoy more relief from his medical bills because of the revised income eligibility criteria for the various healthcare subsidy schemes announced by the Health Ministry yesterday.

As a Community Health Assist Scheme (Chas) Orange cardholder now, Mr Koh receives up to $50 in subsidy for each visit to his general practitioner to keep his hypertension in check. That amount will be increased to $80 when he becomes a Blue card holder under the revised criteria by October.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 28, 2019, with the headline 'Chas revises eligibility criteria for subsidies'. Subscribe