MediShield Life caps to be reviewed more regularly

People at a waiting area at a medical centre in Singapore General Hospital, on Feb 20, 2017.
People at a waiting area at a medical centre in Singapore General Hospital, on Feb 20, 2017.PHOTO: ST FILE

The Health Ministry will tweak healthcare financing to ensure it remains affordable for subsidised patients. This includes more frequent, three-yearly reviews on MediShield Life caps so they reflect healthcare inflation. It will also keep a close watch on public healthcare costs.

Senior Minister of State for Health Edwin Tong told Parliament yesterday that the need to monitor costs and charges in public healthcare is particularly important. He was addressing concerns that MediShield Life is not adequately protecting patients against large subsidised bills.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2019, with the headline 'MediShield Life caps to be reviewed more regularly'. Print Edition | Subscribe