Our reader has submitted this story about his father’s hospitalization, and how his family managed to pay off the massive hospital bill without forking out a single cent in cash. Read with a huge pinch of salt.
My father was a “guest” of Changi General Hospital for 80 days including many days straight in ICU final bill $104,000, luckily because of the Medisave and Medishield & Government subsidy, and final knight in shining armor NTUC Income, final bill ZERO!
My father stopped work 21 years ago and last drawn salary $1,000 as a general worker, he is as average a Singaporean as can be.
Medisave deduction after close to 3 months of stay is $2,911.16. None of us children paid anything; cash or in kind.
That’s why for young people out there, please invest in a good insurance and of course, stop complaining so much about the government’s medishield policy. It is more helpful for old people but in the future, you will be old too.
Anonymous PAP Supporter