I refer to the MediShield Life stories – Mr Chua Whatt Chye video that has been showing on TV.
It says that “My speech is slurred because I almost had a stroke earlier this year.
I earn about $1,400. Its just enough to get by.
A few years ago, Weikang was admitted to the hospital several times.
One of the bills went as high as $12,000.
But thanks to government subsidies, it was reduced to $2,500.
Still, because his cerebral palsy was excluded from coverage – I had to pay cash and my own Medisave.”
Comment: Given his situation, MediFund may also have helped to pay for the cash portion of the bills if he was unable to pay.
“I’m not young anymore.
When I’m gone, I wonder what will happen to my Weikang?
With the new MediShield Life – Weikang’s condition is now covered if he is hospitalized.
At least now I know there will be help.
I was told that together with government subsidies, his bill will be smaller.
Good, now I feel more assured.
I hope Weikang can lead a carefree life.”
Comment: If Mr Chua dies – since Weikang is the sole survivor of the family with no other family members – his hospitalisation bills will be covered by MediShield Life, the deductible and co-insurance may also be covered by MediFund and his MediShield Life premiums will also be waived.
A big thank you to the new MediShield Life
Leong Sze Hian