More health coverage for more people

More health coverage for more people

The Health Ministry said yesterday that the Government will bear most of the cost of the new MediShield Life scheme for those who are currently excluded because of pre-existing medical conditions.

This was recommended by the MediShield Life Review Committee.

While details of MediShield Life will be finalised only after the committee submits its final report in a month, the public was given a glimpse of what to expect.

The scheme will be implemented at the end of next year.

To help Singaporeans with their MediShield Life premiums, the Government will provide premium subsidies, financial assistance and other forms of funding support for the lower to middle income, as a permanent feature of MediShield Life. The premium subsidies for Pioneers are not means-tested and will be for life.

- Ministry of Health on MediShield Life premium

This article was first published on June 6, 2014.
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