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|Title:||Gaps in Singapore’s 3Ms healthcare safety net : the 4th M – membership.||Authors:||Koh, Jansen Zhi Xiong.
Goh, Shu Jun.
Teng, Jessica Shu Jiao.
|Keywords:||DRNTU::Social sciences::Economic development::Singapore||Issue Date:||2011||Abstract:||Healthcare costs are rising but healthcare remains a basic need. It is important that healthcare remains affordable to Singaporeans. This paper thus aims to evaluate the comprehensiveness of Singapore's existing healthcare safety net of Medisave, Medishield and Medifund -- the 3Ms. Our findings suggest that there are five groups of individuals who still fall through the perceived well-constructed safety net. Termed as the uninsured, they are the middle income group; elderly; housewives; students; and those with congenital anomalies, hereditary conditions and disorders. To strengthen the safety net, we propose a radical inclusion into Singapore's healthcare system: the 4th M, Membership – A flat rate all-inclusive Medishield.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10356/46332||Rights:||Nanyang Technological University||Fulltext Permission:||restricted||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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