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Paying now for care in future

Singapore's population is living longer and while our healthy years have gone up, there will still be some years of disability for many people.

According to the Ministry of Health, half the people who are healthy at the age of 65 will find themselves severely disabled in the future.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline 'Paying now for care in future'. Print Edition | Subscribe