Commentary: Starting ElderShield at 30? We can do better than that

8 Feb 2018

SINGAPORE: As Singapore ages, it is opportune to think about how our healthcare system can be strengthened to provide for our long-term care needs.

So, it is timely that the ElderShield Review Committee has made a few recommendations last week.

The principal recommendation is for ElderShield enrolment to start at 30 instead of 40. The Committee has also recommended that the Government be the single administrator instead of private insurers.

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Tan Jin Meng

Full-time post graduate student, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Read