Tag Archives: SDP Health Plan

WHY A HEALTHCARE SINGLE PAYER MODEL IS ANATHEMA TO SINGAPORE POLICY MAKERS

There have been many voices calling for move to a single payer government-led model of healthcare financing. The Singapore Democratic Party has made this the lynchpin of its healthcare proposal, while various parties have highlighted the potential benefits of a single payer, e.g. increased bargaining power with pharmaceutical companies, aligned incentives for health promotion and […]

Healthcare Financing Reform: Only One ‘Right’ Question

“What are you trying to achieve?” is the question we would ask clients embarking on new initiatives. Similarly, when we undertake a ‘fundamental’ review of the healthcare financing system, we have to go back to basics. Dr. Daniel Kim, whom I studied under in an intense series of workshops on systems thinking when I was […]

Tembusu Forum: Post Event Reflections

Blog post on the SDP Healthcare Plan, single payer models, financial protection I was privileged to be invited to speak at the Tembusu Forum, an initiative of Tembusu College (National University of Singapore) [Presentation in a previous post]. The Forum, the 7th in the series, is aimed at providing students opportunities to engage with thought […]