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Workers' Party welcomes MediShield Life recommendations

The Workers' Party notes that the MediShield Life Review Committee's recommendations echoed suggestions by its MPs in Parliament and by many Singaporeans over the years.

SINGAPORE: The Workers' Party (WP) says it welcomes the MediShield Life Review Committee's recommendations for the MediShield Life scheme. In a statement to the media on Friday (June 6), the WP said many of the enhancements put forth by the committee the day before, had been articulated by its MPs in Parliament and by many Singaporeans over the years.

Some of these suggestions include adjusting co-payments and claim limits to ease the cost of healthcare for Singaporeans, as well as providing permanent premium subsidies for vulnerable groups of Singaporeans.

The WP says it notes that the Government has accepted the committee's recommendations and that it has pledged to offer assistance to Singaporeans in minimising the impact of an increase in premiums.

The party also says it will further study the committee's recommendations and respond when Parliament debates these issues.

"The Workers' Party will continue to advocate that the Government should shoulder a higher proportion of healthcare costs, and share more risks on behalf of Singaporean families,"  the statement said.

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