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Thursday, Jul 3, 2014

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Government accepts MediShield Life Review Committee’s proposals: PM Lee

AsiaOne | Thursday, Jul 3, 2014

SINGAPORE - The Government has accepted proposals submitted by the MediShield Life Review Committee, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said via Facebook on Thursday.

"This is a major improvement to our social safety nets. Singaporeans will have more assurance for their medical needs," he said.

PM Lee also said that affordability will not be an issue as Medisave contributions will be enough to pay for MediShield Life premiums. "The Ministry of Health will also keep a close eye on medical costs," he added.

Singapore's Parliament is expected to debate the changes to MediShield Life next week.

The Prime Minister said he was looking forward to hearing views from different groups at Parliament next week.

He also thanked Chairman of the MediShield Life Review Committee, Bobby Chin, and his team for their review.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

 
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