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MediShield Life will benefit all S'poreans: PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said MediShield Life will protect all Singaporeans better against large hospital bills, for life. The review committee released more details on their recommendations on Thursday.

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said MediShield Life will protect all Singaporeans better against large hospital bills, for life. The review committee released more details on their recommendations on Thursday.

Writing on his Facebook page, Mr Lee said payouts will be significantly improved.

Premiums will be higher, but will still be well within the Medisave contributions.

He said at the start, the government will subsidise premiums for everyone. After that, it will continue subsidising the Pioneer Generation, middle and low-income citizens.

Mr Lee also thanked members of the review committee and the public who have contributed to the MediShield Life consultation.

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