The Singapore Budget and Us
I am sure you would have read or heard about the Singapore Government Budget announcements made by Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Finance Minister, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam on 21 February 2014. It is a budget which heralds new directions in Singapore's economic and social strategies, one which will build on achieving quality growth based on innovation and deeper capabilities, and creating a fair and equitable society. A large part of the Budget will focus on keeping healthcare affordable for an ageing population, strengthening community networks, and helping seniors to enjoy active and fulfilling lives. This strongly resonates with our new Vision of creating "A vibrant care community enabling people to live well and age gracefully." A key feature is the Pioneer Generation (PG) Package...
On 21 February, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, delivered the Singapore Budget 2014 which covered several health and social care announcements. Among the announcements is the Pioneer Generation (PG) Package, launched to honour the hard work of our pioneers who helped lay the foundation of Singapore.
Other announcements included the Government's commitment to develop the long-term care sector so as to reduce the over-concentration of patient load in acute hospitals. At the same time, the Primary Care providers such as General Practitioners (GPs) and polyclinics are expected to play a bigger role in delivering healthcare services.
Pioneer Generation (PG) package
The PG package will cover three key components – Outpatient care, Medisave Top-ups, and Medishield Life subsidies....
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