I approached my Member of Parliament, Mr Zaqy Mohamad (Chua Chu Kang GRC), for a letter requesting that I be allowed to use my Medisave for my monthly medical fees. He graciously helped me. The reply, though, was that I could use my Medisave only when it is a critical condition. I then said that if I stop taking the medication, I would have liver cancer and it would be too late. There was no further reply. In Japan, I paid only about US$1 (S$1.26) a day, after subsidy, for my daily pill.