11/01/2007

My take on the mean criteria

With means testing becoming a reality, let's guess what the criteria will be to qualify people for medical subsidies. Starting at C wards. First condition will be living in rental flats. Personal income not more than $800 pm and household income not more than $1,500. Also there must be no savings and the Medisave account must have less than $3000. For B2 wards, subsidies will be eligible to those living in 3 rm HDB flats or equivalent. Personal income should not be more than $1500 pm and household income not more than $3000. And Medisave should not be less than $10000. For B1 subsidies, only for those living in 4 rm HDB flats. Personal income less than $2000 and household income less than $4000. Medisave account should be less than $15000. I think these could be the possible conditions for means testing. Anyone in better conditions than these should be warded in B1 or A wards and pay accordingly. The poorer people will thus benefit from lesser people competiting for the subsidies while more people will have to pay the full rate, providing more subsidies for the poorer people. Brilliant right? What say you people?

5 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

So... who is going to make up all these "subsidies"?

The bleeding taxpayer that's who.

Listen, if you want to live as a human being on this earth, then it is your job to make sure you have the means to do so.

redbean said...

what is the govt for other than to collect taxes and taxes?

what did the govt promised to the people during pre election?

if the govt is not going to look after the less able people, they must say so during the election campaign.

Anonymous said...

You should run for parliament then.

Matilah_Singapura said...

> if the govt is not going to look after the less able people, <

In your world then the govt has to help these poor assholes because stuck up people like you are too busy talking cock on the net to help those == >YOU <== THINK need help.

Fucking Jesus H Christ!! What greater hypocrisy are you capable of redbean?

Oh, don't point any stinky fingers at me mate, I have no intention of helping the poor. But then again, you already know that ;-)

redbean said...

in your one sided blinded world, you believe in freedom, you also believe in a govt collecting all the money but not doing anything for the poor asses.


i believe that when there are so many surpluses, they should be used to make the less able less miserable. not to make them live off it and forget about working.

your assumption is that everyone is as able and as smart an asshole like you. my assumption is that some are just not that able and will fall through in any system.