11 Jun '11, 4am

Rethinking healthcare financing in Singapore: Part 1

Are we over commercialising our public institutions such as healthcare and education, to the extent that their costs have escalated beyond the comfortable reach of our average citizens? If the government is not making this aspect of public need comfortably affordable to the citizens, why then are the citizens compelled to support government financing by way of income tax, GST, ERP and a combination of other instruments? I would like to see the opposition members in parliament work towards reversing the trend of commercialising our public infrastructure in healthcare and education. This has to secure the future of our elderly and our children, otherwise the cost of education and healthcare can only shoot through the roof very soon and put these basic necessities beyond the comfortable reach of the average citizen. Dr Tan Cheng Bock saw the detriment that commercializing hea...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/06/11/rethinking-health...

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