TOC article “Phillip Ang: “Public healthcare subsidies are mostly non-existent” in Singapore” has generated a bit of public interest.
Many readers have shared similar personal experiences of non-existent subsidies.
Thanks to PAP propaganda, the quantum of subsidies have been inflated to ridiculous levels but many Singaporeans continue to believe they are getting a good deal.
Since actual public healthcare (PH) costs are in fact lower than private GP rates – it has to be – Singaporeans are in fact subsidising the government, enriching GLCs and their senior management.
Besides paying higher than GP rates, PH patients lose valuable time between unnecessary appointments and incur additional transportation costs.
With reference to my recent experience, the unsubsidised $92 specialist was too busy and saw me for only a few minutes. Another young doctor did most of her work, using me as the subject to teach an intern about cyst.
While it is understandable that public healthcare system will always require such a convenient arrangement, and I don’t have a problem with this, why should I be charged unsubsidised rate of $92 when, clearly, I did not receive $92 worth of service?
In attempting to confuse the public, likely PAP IBs on FB said I was comparing apples to D24 durians. But the facts are clear: no test was done and the specialist’s diagnosis was similar to my GP’s.
Healthcare subsidies have all along been as fake as our ‘Malay’ president, non existent. It is common sense that polyclinic consultation fee should never be double private GP rates.
Higher costs result in higher MediShield Life premiums, depleting our Medisave.
By inflating healthcare costs, PAP is then able to justify transferring billions in tax dollars as non-existent subsidies to public healthcare institutions, not patients.
It is not known how many cannot-be-disclosed vendors of PH institutions are PAP-linked.
PAP’s healthcare system has been corrupted by greed. This will be evident when MOH Holdings’ books are open, ie after PAP joins BN.