3/14/2014

Medisave tweaks, to save pockets?


So many reports on how the Medisave is being tweaked and becoming more flexible to allow the people to use to pay for more medical services, including drugs. These must be music to the ears of the people who are short of cash.
 

One thing has been silent through out the reports and all these months when the cost of medical services were reported. It was all about how to pay, and even the buffet spread of Medishield Life is also about how to pay. Though the equation has two parts, the Govt seems to be only interested in how to get the people to pay and nothing much really was said on how to bring down medical cost.
 

Not a word, yes, not a word in this as if it is something that nothing can be done to it. Why? You think and tell me.

Kopi Level - Yellow

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe they did indicate something about medical cost - it will UP. Just that most unpalatable news don't get repeated over the media or in bold print. Only "goodies" are justified to be repeated. And repeated. And repeated.

Anonymous said...


MH370 ..............

Now the US is talking about the INDIAN OCEAN theory.......

PSS said...

@ Rb 8.48 am 14 Mar previous day post: // Kopi level yesterday was pathetic. //


Hope kopi level going up ....

Already "ordered and drank" several cups .....

Blurp ........

Ha ha

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

How to pay? Not able to pay?

So how to vote for PAP?
But 60% still voted.

Hence question of how to pay or why pay becomes irrelevant, tio bo?

So Sinkies must pay lah.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Sooner or later, the people end up paying. There's never going to be a "single player system" aka "free lunch for all" in Singapore.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Thanks PSS and all, the kopi level rising but it would take a while to fill up to green : )

patriot said...

Now that Medisave use is expanded and Medishield Life is compulsory, Sinkies be prepared to pay more for all medical expenditures. These will include consultation, medication, surgery, birth delivery and hospitalisation.

Me thinks it is not difficult to see what's coming. Confirm akan datang.

patriot

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

All the past leaders that dabbled with racial breeding failed. Hitler and the European Americans. The latter tried to breed an African race of horses and oxen with muscles and little brain. The horses and oxen came, but also with brains.

Now they have a new problem, the Afro American are good in brawns and brains to take over the country.

Anonymous said...

Despite medical costs going up,

HDB pigeonhole price going up,

bus and MRT fares going up,

Sinkie PMETs become jobless, while jobs and scholarships go to foreign talents,

Sinkies money no enough,

male SInkies need to do NS, while foreign talents no need,

will the opposition be ready to become govt?

Will majority (aka 60%) still vote PAP?

U tell me lah.

Anonymous said...

As there is a 93% chance the opposition will not be ready to be govt by 2016, PAP will still win the GE and become govt again lah, thanks to the 60%.

If it could happen in 2011, when things for Sinkies were just as bad or even worse than now, why not in 2016, u tell me lah?


Anonymous said...

Just before nomination day for next GE, I think a leader of a Sinkie opposition party will announce they will contest 100% seats and ready to be govt.

Because even if ready now, cannot announce so early mah. Or else sure kena "marked and fixed", tio bo?

- from kopitiam forecaster.

Anonymous said...

Yes, miracles do happen.

Hope it happen to missing MH370 and the Sinkie opposition next GE.

PSS said...

Rb: // All the past leaders that dabbled with racial breeding failed. Hitler and the European Americans. The latter tried to breed an African race of horses and oxen with muscles and little brain. The horses and oxen came, but also with brains.

Now they have a new problem, the Afro American are good in brawns and brains to take over the country. //


Rb, you could have brought up a very pertinent topic which could have been the crux of the entire spectrum of problems faced in the society and for that you deserve a LOT of KOPI. So readers, pls get RB "drunk" with super kopi today .....

Back to the issue brought up about the need to "supplement current good but insufficient stock with new but good stock yet not leaving some of the original coolie stock too far behind and to do it such that the society does NOT get the outcome experienced in other social engineering experiments in recent hstory" .........

So?

The question may not be about the need to do it but how?

PSS said...

Perhaps, the short and simple but empirical explanation below could help some to see the need:

If hypothetically Singapore need to be in the world cup final round league to survive economically, who or what kind of talents and people can she bring with her in sufficient numbers quantitatively and qualitatively to stand a chance?

Going by many empirical examples, there are many capable, talented and able Singaporeans. But just like football, it is a team effort and not just one or two star strikers ...... Thus, how to be sustainable and viable in the long term bringing the entire team together to compete. A big percentage of the population may not be at any level to stand much chance internationally.

PSS said...

Ideally, some wish we are a huge giant like China with many inland areas likely not exposed to international competition and an overseas Chinese is often even a rare sight in such inland areas, much less an Ang Moh. But Singapore does not have such vast mass. It is likely not an overstatement that practically every citizen, strong or weak, is exposed to international competition in this small island given that Singapore is the most open economy with annual total trade at about 1.3 trillion or 400% of its GDP of about 300 billion.

So?

The question is therefore not about the need but how to do it such that “this little ship” can continue sailing in the vast ocean for many generations to come.

So?

PSS said...

It may not be enough for the brightest in this land to see the matter in clear light. They just have to get the masses on board.

So?

PSS said...

It therefore is a question of change and how to bring it about that the majority of the people or rather the masses could accept and go along with it.

So?

PSS said...

It may well be about COMMUNICATION.

So?

PSS said...

The pertinent question is how to bring about change in such a difficult area.

So?

PSS said...

Professional Kurt Lewin's Force Field Analysis Change Model is probably worth some consideration.

The trust of the people is likely paramount and quinessential to carry the ground in such a monumental change.

So?

PSS said...

Likewise, Professional Kurt Lewin's 3 stage change model of Unfreezing, Changing and Refreezing can be considered in such a process.

So?

PSS said...

Professor John Kotter's 8-Step Change Model may also be great material for consideration in bringing about this monumental social change.

So?

PSS said...

It is probably essential for the brightest in society to recognise that it is likely not enough for them to recognise the issue but unable to communicate to the people at large subtly and cogently. Historically, the probability of astronomic and monumental failure is very high if whoever try to bring about such change does not have the people behind them.

So?

PSS said...

In order to have a good chance of succeeding in such a difficult but necessary change, COMMUNICATION thus cannot be overemphaised.

So?

PSS said...

So? Get the people in charge and highly paid to DO IT lah!

So? So your “屁股”!

Can't you ( not Rb) see the current way of doing things is not really working and aren't you ( not Rb ) paid millions to get things done?

So?

OMG! Still So? WT-----!

Anonymous said...

The problem is that the brightest are not in charge. And those in charge thought they are the brightest but have proven otherwise.

So how?

Anonymous said...

It is not real unless PAP gahmen gives us cash.

All the CPF account top up.
The money is not real.
The baby bonus also not real.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12.15 "It is not real unless PAP gahmen gives us cash."

Tiok!

Anonymous said...

" All the CPF account top up.
The money is not real.
The baby bonus also not real." Anon 12.15


Make sense.

Macam "Virtual dollars"

Sama sama "virtual biscuits"

Can see but cannot eat ......

Can see but cannot touch ......

Real or not .......

Like that macam "toying with people leh"

Very torturing lor, especially for oldies.

Like have like no have like that ......

Have or no have, also confused liao

Maybe there was never any sincerity at all

Just some conceit and wicked motive

Kalapa sakit siah!

Anonymous said...

Anon 11.29 >>> The problem is that the brightest are not in charge.


So?

Anonymous said...

11.29 >>> And those in charge thought they are the brightest but have proven otherwise.


So?

Anonymous said...


if the govt is able to come up
with a truly pro-healthcare
budget in 2015, they will be able
to regain lost votes in the
coming GE.......

Anonymous said...

11.29 >>> So how?


So how? L L lah! What can you do? If don't want suffer here then migrate lor. What else can you do? Join PAP?

Anonymous said...

They do not have to tell you how to pay. By voting PAP, you are deemed to understand that it is always 'pay and pay'.

Anything else is wayang kulit, chinese opera, or indian snake dance.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1.49 pm: if the govt is able to come up
with a truly pro-healthcare
budget in 2015, they will be able
to regain lost votes in the
coming GE.......


Anon 1.49pm, your logic very cheem leh?

Coming GE. ........ You referring 2014?

Then pro health care budget in 2015 .....?

War over liao lo!

Anonymous said...

How to come out with a truly good system for the people when there is a big big hole to fill?

What they gave yuu is virtual money. What they took from you is real money.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1.55pm // Anything else is .........., chinese opera, ................ //

Tiok!

Tong chiang tong chiang!

"杀杀杀"

Chiang chiang chiang!

Tong tong chiang!

Tong chiang tong chiang!

Ok!

PAY $$$$$!

Tong chiang! Tong chiang!

Tong tong chiang!

PAY $$$$$!

Etc etc .........

Anonymous said...

Anon 2.01pm : What they gave yuu is virtual money.


Maybe not just virtual money but also hell $$$

Before can claim already leg stretch out kick b---ket liao.

So offsprings burn hell $$$ lor, tio bo?

Anonymous said...

Anon 2.01 pm: How to come out with a truly good system for the people when there is a big big hole to fill?


ConYewscius: So?



Anon 2.01 pm: What they gave yuu is virtual money. What they took from you is real money.


ConYewscius: So?

Anonymous said...

Anon 2.12 pm

Not only leg stretched out to 'pasang kaki', left hand already taking back what the right hand has not even given out yet.

Offspring burn hell money also must pay GST. Die also cannot escape.

Anonymous said...

When the PAP tells you about 'tweaks' be very afraid.

What they really mean is 'tightening' the rope around you neck to make sure you cannot even breathe.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2.28 pm: Not only leg stretched out to 'pasang kaki', left hand already taking back what the right hand has not even given out yet.

ConYewscius: So?


Anon 2.28 pm : Offspring burn hell money also must pay GST. Die also cannot escape.

ConYewscius: So?

b said...

I think the rulers have bought up oz and want most sinkies to move to oz and making foreigners come here to buy inflated assets.

patriot said...

Haha.......
The Last Few Last Comments are really meaningful and enjoyable.
We are being fooled by very confusing schemes, yet some Sinkies love to be confused.
Simply put, virtual is not real.

patriot

patriot said...

And it is a fact that in Sin, consumers have to pay GST for funeral and prayer.

patriot

patriot said...

And when the People have to pay GST for essentials, what else can Sinkies expect will be free from tax?

patriot

Anonymous said...

@ anon 11.29am : // The problem is that the brightest are not in charge. And those in charge thought they are the brightest but have proven otherwise.

So how? //



Anon 11.29am, heard about GAG and/ or TAG?

ha ha ha .....

Stands for Give And Give

and

Take and Give

Which you prefer?

Otherwise one more alternative GAT

Give and Take

Sounds better than Pay and Pay?

Any three also sounds go easy on the wallet, tio bo?

Anonymous said...

@ 4.23 pm Patriot // Haha.......
The Last Few Last Comments are really meaningful and enjoyable. //

After a few good giggles, chuckles or laughters, at the end of the day, common folks livelihood is no laughing matter .....

Perhaps people like you ( Patriot ) and Rb with so much life experience and perhaps wisdom and concerned netizens like PSS, anon 11.29am etc etc should gather for coffee and "talk cock sing song together" .....

Who knows such an informal chit chat focus group may be able to throw up some viable ideas for the good of the nation?

Of course, this is just a off the cuff suggestion.

There are many ways to skin a cat and also to choose to skin or not.

But inaction may be the worst option or wisest choice depending on whose perspective.

Having a small monthly or even yearly discussion group session may be a token way to show concern as citizens for the long term well being of the nation.

Just a suggestion .....