The die is cast and the Ministry of Health (MOH) has made it clear that going forward, new riders for Integrated Shield Plans (IPs) that fully pay the patient's portion of the bill will no longer be allowed.
Several health economists are now saying: "We told you so."
We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs.