Why MOH needs to step in on health insurance claims

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

New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

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.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.

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 on health insurance claims. Subscribe