15 Aug '11, 8am

Healthcare help for middle, lower income groups

Healthcare help for middle, lower income groups

Those who are using their Medisave to offset outpatient treatment of their chronic health problems will be able to draw on more, once the cap is raised from the current $300 to $400 a year. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Salma Khalik Health Minister Gan Kim Yong has announced a slew of healthcare help for people in the middle and lower income groups. Those who are using their Medisave to offset outpatient treatment of their chronic health problems will be able to draw on more, once the cap is raised from the current $300 to $400 a year. The portable subsidy scheme where the poor can go to a GP clinic and pay polyclinic rates will be extended to younger and wealthier patients - those who are 40 years and older from homes with per capita income of $1,500 or less. Now, it is limited to those who are 65 years and older from homes with per capita income of $800 or less. For th...

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