Commentary

Why MOH needs to step in on health insurance claims

Hefty insurance claims from those with riders are pushing up healthcare costs for everyone

One could argue that the six insurers selling Integrated Shield Plans (IPs) had brought their troubles on themselves.

When MediShield was set up in 1990 to cover big hospital bills, patients had to pay part of their bills, precisely to encourage prudent behaviour.

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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 'Why MOH needs to step in'. Print Edition | Subscribe