Medisave tweaks aim to lighten load on wallets

SINGAPORE - The oft-repeated plea, that Medisave should be made easier to tap, has been heard.

While it is still concerned about depleting Medisave balances, the Government has decided to take a more flexible approach.

All this translates into bigger cash savings for Singaporeans.

To start with, patients seeking outpatient treatment for chronic diseases will no longer have to pay the first $30 in cash.

They will be able to defray costs of some non-cancer-related scans through Medisave.

And, from next year, lower- to middle-income patients can look forward to cheaper medication.

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