SDP Health care plan – universal health care system

The health care plan proposed by SDP is a universal health insurance plan that provide comprehensive benefits with a modest co-payment and takes care of the full cost of treatment without any cap.

It was designed by several practicing doctors who really understand the problem and flaws in our health care system.

The plan was submitted 10 years ago and has been updated a few times.

You can see the details of the SDP health care plan here.

The SDP plan is a better plan than the messy medishield life, deductible, integrated plan, rider, exclusion that is under the current system.

The SDP plan can reduce the cost of health care in Singapore through these measures:

a) Remove the cost of bureaucracy, administration and confusion.
b) Reduce the cost of treatment and medication through negotiation under the single payer system.
c) The govt pays a larger share of the total cost (and they can afford to do so).

Under the SDP health care plan, the citizens pay less towards the cost of the universal health insurance and co-payments. They will have more disposable income and spending power.

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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15 Responses to “SDP Health care plan – universal health care system”

  • James lee:

    The 4G leaders should take note of the predicaments currently facing all PGs and MGs,the very ones these leaders have openly acknowledged the contributions made by these seniors to nation building in the 60′s 70′s and 80′s.It is time that the government of the day make real effort to solve this problem which they created viz-a viz polices which are exposed and shown not to be right.They can no longer hide “their head in the sand” and assume that the problem will magically go away.Instead, the following fast track actions need to be enforced without any further delay to help all PGs and MGs:-

    1)Free ( ie fully subsidised) basic hospitalisation and health care.The government can save on the usual medisave top ups and medical subsidies.

    2)Because of 1) above,the moneys in their Medisave Account amounting to more than $30,000 can be released to meet their retirement needs.

    3)Unconditionally give a monthly payment of S$500/= to all PGs and MGs to further boost their standard of living for their remaining life span.

    4)Waive all charges and fees for the Singapore Passport for all seniors.

    Please do the needful before it’s to late!!!

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  • HDB will be ZERO @ 99 years:

    Smart for SDP to make public its health care plan. Why? If PAP comes out with a similar plan SDP can accuse it of copying again. It would prove again that PAP is a spent force. No more good ideas. Just copy. Pathetic.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    PAP healthcare system is to confuse so that CPF members have no idea what to pay and how to pay. This way when PAP takes your money you just give. Do you know that the government can also draw from your bank account to pay for it?

    There was never any intention of it to be cheap. Have you heard the saying; “When there is a lot of water flowing, the river banks will be wet.”

    Affordability is also not a consideration. If it is cheap, people will not be slaves. Only people like Minister Khaw can have an $8 heart operation and long leave for falling from bed.

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  • LIONS:

    The health care plan proposed by SDP is a universal health insurance plan that provide comprehensive benefits with a modest co-payment and takes care of the full cost of treatment without any cap.

    It was designed by several practicing doctors who really understand the problem and flaws in our health care system.

    The plan was submitted 10 years ago and has been updated a few times.
    ….TAN KL (FORMER NTUC INCOME BOSSMAN)
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    surely,mr tan knows better than any of the ministers including FM N DEP PM H$K.

    ON TOP OF ACCELERATING MEDICAL COSTS,G$T is an additional killer and add a STRONG IMPETUS to the DEPLETION OF ORDINARY SGS’S SAVINGS INCLUDING CPF MONIES.

    IT IS TIME TO REGULARI$E and REGULATE MEDICAL COSTS ESPECIALLY FOR SURGERIES/HOSPITAL STAYS AND LONG-TERM MEDICATIONS AS OUR POPULATION AGE.

    MANY more ORDINARY SGS with limited resources,a consequence of WAGE DISPARITY N JOBLESSNESS,are burdened with the greed of govt hospitals n private sector doctors alike.

    the GOVT IS A PRICE-SETTER,EVEN IF IT NEGLECT ITS REGULATOR DUTIES,OF MEDICAL PRICING AS MOST SGS GO TO GOVT HOSPITALS FOR SPECIALIST TREATMENTS AND SURGERIES.

    WITH MORE AGEING SGS N MORE BEING MADE JOBLESS AT YOUNGER AND YOUNGER AGE,MEDICAL EXPENSES BECOME A *PERSONAL EXPENSE* AS NOT ONLY A JOBLESS HAS ZERO INCOME,HE OSO BEARS HIS OWN MEDICAL EXPENSES PLUS G$T.
    MEDICAL COSTS TEND TO BE BIG TICKET ITEMS THESE DAYS FOR ORDINARY SG FAMILIES AND JOBLESSNESS ADD TO THIS HEAVY BURDEN.

    IT IS AS IF THE SMART PM (HIMSELF A SCHOLAR) N OTHER OF HIS SCHOLARS CANNOT UNDERSTAND SIMPLE MATHS AND FINANCE?

    IF SO,THEY SHOULD RESIGN ALTOGTHER.

    YOU DONT GROW AN ECONOMY BY EXCESSIVELY TAXING THE PEOPLE AND ACCUMULATING SURPLUS BUDGETS TO GROW YOUR RESERVES WHICH YOU $QUANDER AWAY ANYWAY????

    TIME FOR SGS TO SIT DOWN AND LEARN BASIC FINANCE AND UNDERSTAND BASIC ECONOMICS.
    PERHAPS OUR OPPO candidates can EXPOUND ON THESE DURING THE HUSTINGS?

    ONCE SGS UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE BEING RAPED,AND RAPED REALLY HARD,BY THE RAPIST$(er,PAPISTS),THEY WILL TREAT THEIR VOTES MORE SACREDLY.

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  • Irene Vanessa Wan Si Hung:

    SDp got good ideas, reduce costs.

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  • LIONS:

    BTW,asset declaration to be made compulsory for ALL LAW-makers in MALAYSIA BOLEH!

    DR M is setting the pace to modernising governance despite being in his 90s.

    and,here,we have 4G ADVOCATING POFMA to shut off TRANSPARENCY???
    LOL! 4G indeed!
    whats MAHATIR?…1G like LKY?

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  • O ye toiling & ailing!:

    Wouldn’t you agree all those gargantuan billions presently in the Medisave funds is already equivalent to a comprehensive public health care plan? If only we have the sheriffs manning the state treasury.

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  • never trusted pap:

    Msians who give up blue IC for pink truly stupid.

    Far better to keep blue IC and remain PR since pap doesn’t distinguish too much citizen and PR, since both are pap residents.

    With blue IC, and sick, can balek kapmpung to johor bahru where citizens get treatment truly affordable.

    With blue IC, and still able to work and make S$, continue to make until cannot, and then balek kampung to johor bahru penang KL and enjoy the S$ converted to ringgits swee swee.

    After all 70% sheep voted pap which allowed such nice things for Msia blue IC holders so sometimes when we come across Msians who exchanged their blue for 70% sheep pink we just shake our head at their mistake.

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  • Asd:

    SDP address people via conference and utube video etc which is clear and meaningful with q&a.. unlike others wastefully pay tom dic* harry singing murky policy on TV…

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  • Rocky road to health:

    We clearly recall the early 80′s when LKY had discharged Dr. Toh from the Minister of Health appointment: Dr. Toh chastised LKY and his new Health minister for devising the Medisave scheme privately behind closed doors: “All public policies must be debated clearly and rigorously in parliamentary sessions before it can pass as Government white paper and to be constitutionalized by the one party state!”
    Toh felt strongly that the Medisave would substantially dwindle the citizens retirement savings after the HDB flat had taken the first cut: The Medisave is essentially a long-term piggy bank for serious illnesses – mine was in cold storage for 30 years before I got to use it as a warded patient two years ago. Shouldn’t the $52,000 personal Medisave fund provide for a universal health care plan? Of course it should! Other Asian nations have done it for much less citizen compulsory contributions…

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  • HDB flat worth ZERO @ 99 years:

    Straits Times: NUS Students’ Union plans to have night patrols on campus

    Keep it simple.

    Naming, shaming, and expelling students who commit a crime is the best deterrent.

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  • spend $100 to control $10:

    Remove the cost of bureaucracy, administration and confusion

    The civil servant PAP leaders without exposure to competition or the competitive private sector likes to come up with inefficient and complicated bureaucracies.

    They would spend $100 of expensive civil servant time, not to mention wasting citizens’ time and resources also, by coming up with a convoluted system which creates unnecessary layers of paperwork to control $10 of expenditure, instead of coming up with a streamlined process that eliminates unnecessary costs and confusion and pass those savings to the consumers (like they do in the competitive private sector). Well done, SDP!

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  • Ah Sam:

    @LIONS
    Well said.
    The greedy govt has pushed up COL after robbing us of our jobs and CPF.

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  • LIONS:

    HEALTHCARE INFLATION FAR OUTWEIGHS THTA OF HOUSING OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS AND WHY?

    THIS,in an environment of JOBLESSNESS THAT IMPLIES NO COMPANY MEDICAL BENEFITS FOR JOBLESS CITIZENS?
    PLUS GST MEANS KILLING ordinary sgs!
    this probably part reason WHY ELDERLY TAKE THEIR OWN OLD LIVES INSTEAD PF HAPPY AGEING????

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  • Pioneer71:

    What I am concerned is that part of Sdp’s plan. Could be copied and modified and no ones wiser
    I pay 10000 a yr for integrated shield plan and can still afford it but worry for those who cannot ;
    The CPF shield plans are convoluted and complex which nobody understands ;its open to abuse by Pte specialists
    And still happening;
    Now there R plan s again to revise it with deductibles Ie patient pays 5 pctof costs bk to square 1 ;
    Looking at it it is typical of people who lost touch with ground ;book n exam smart but more of operational RESEARCH AND MATHS MODELLING APPROACH ;

    I GIVE UP ; ALOT OF PLATITUDES N MOTHERHOOD STATEMENTS BUT EMPTY AND FULLOF BS in ministers
    Speeches

    THE MERDEKA AND PIONEER HANDOUTS ARE JUST SCRAPS THROWN FR THE MASTERS DINING TABLE
    DONOT BE FOOLED friends ;
    Lee bee Hwa is wrong

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