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A good scheme, but a few puzzling questions remain

Everyone aged 40 years or younger in 2020 will have no choice but to join CareShield Life, the new long-term care insurance that the Government will be running.

While some may baulk at another compulsory health insurance programme - today, about 5 per cent of people opt out of ElderShield - the move to include all does help solve some of the problems with its predecessor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2018, with the headline 'A good scheme, but a few puzzling questions remain'. Print Edition | Subscribe