GPC for Health asks why 2 in 10 subsidised patients not getting full MediShield Life cover

When compulsory national health insurance MediShield Life was launched in 2015, it was designed to fully cover the big bills of nine in 10 subsidised patients.
When compulsory national health insurance MediShield Life was launched in 2015, it was designed to fully cover the big bills of nine in 10 subsidised patients.PHOTO: ST FILE

The Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Health wants to know why two in 10 subsidised patients are not getting full cover from MediShield Life.

Its chairman, Dr Chia Shi Lu, said the GPC is asking the Health Ministry "for a breakdown" of subsidised patients whose bills are not fully insured.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 10, 2019, with the headline 'GPC seeks details of bills not fully paid by MediShield Life'. Print Edition | Subscribe