Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More financial help with medical bills: Health Minister

More patients can expect financial help with their medical bills in the coming years as the Ministry of Health (MOH) beefs up its subsidies and other helplines, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in his addenda to the President's Address.

Already, recent changes meant that half of all Singaporeans aged 40 and over will be able to enjoy subsidies when they get treated by their family doctor.

The Government will also increase subsidies for those needing step-down care, such as nursing homes or rehabilitation care, he said when setting out the health social safety net.

MediShield and Eldershield insurance will also be enhanced.

The broad-stroke objectives for the MOH is to provide better health, better care, better value and better support for ageing so all Singaporeans can 'live well, live long and enjoy peace of mind'.

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