What the Health Insurance Task Force recommends

Healthcare inflation rose by 30.6 per cent in the 10 years from 2005 to 2015, compared with a 21.7 per cent increase in general inflation.
Healthcare inflation rose by 30.6 per cent in the 10 years from 2005 to 2015, compared with a 21.7 per cent increase in general inflation.PHOTO: ST FILE

In late 2016, the Health Insurance Task Force, comprising industry and government representatives, recommended several actions to slow down healthcare inflation, which had been running about 50 per cent higher than general inflation.

Healthcare inflation rose by 30.6 per cent in the 10 years from 2005 to 2015, compared with a 21.7 per cent increase in general inflation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2018, with the headline 'What the task force recommends'. Print Edition | Subscribe