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Careshield: Stop Making Public Health a Profit-Making Business

Careshield: Stop Making Public Health a Profit-Making Business

The government’s introduction of the Careshield Life medical insurance scheme will deepen the financial woes of Singaporeans while fatten state coffers. The scheme will compulsorily deduct from Singaporeans’ CPF accounts to pay for the premiums starting at age 30. The scheme will replace the current Eldershield programme... 

Looking Beyond the HSR: Considering Contractual Damages, a Potential Diplomatic Pivot, and GST

Looking Beyond the HSR: Considering Contractual Damages, a Potential Diplomatic Pivot, and GST

The Mahathir Government’s decision to scrap the High-Speed Rail (HSR) with Singapore is disappointing, but hardly unexpected. It was never clear how the economics of the HSR were supposed to make sense: the construction cost of the HSR was estimated at USD$14 – 16 billion, while the benefits said to accrue to both countries’... 

MOH rejects appeal of Singaporean retiree to use medisave for spouse’s emergency fees incurred in MOH-approved Malaysian hospital

MOH rejects appeal of Singaporean retiree to use medisave for spouse’s emergency fees incurred in MOH-approved Malaysian hospital

“We note that your family are currently not residing in Singapore. Hence, we are unable to accede to your request. Should you have further concerns on managing any oustanding amount, we would suggest you approach the Business Office of Regency Specialist Hospital to discuss suitable financial arrangements.” This... 



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