Revised Healthcare Subsidy Rates for Permanent Residents

Revised Healthcare Subsidy Rates for Permanent Residents

In announcing the enhancements to healthcare subsidies recently, the Government also indicated that the subsidy rates for Permanent Residents will be adjusted to further sharpen the distinction in the benefits received between citizens and PRs. The Ministry of Health will be adjusting the healthcare subsidy for PRs for inpatient services i.e. Class B2 and C wards, day surgery and specialist outpatient clinics in the restructured hospitals, as well as intermediate and long-term care services. 

With this adjustment, the subsidy for PRs in most income bands will be revised to half the corresponding subsidy that citizens receive. For lower-income PRs, some of whom may be members of citizen households, the Ministry is mindful of the impact of the subsidy adjustments on their bills and has moderated the adjustments to the subsidy framework for this group of PRs. 

For the intermediate and long-term care sector, the subsidy adjustments will be implemented in the third quarter of 2012. Please see Annex for the details.  The changes in the restructured hospitals will be implemented in two phases – in October 2012 and April 2013 – to mitigate the impact of these adjustments on PRs.


Annex

Table 1: Subsidy level for PRs at Public Hospitals and National Centres


Average Monthly Income of Patient

Citizen Subsidy Level

Permanent Resident Subsidy Level

Current

From 1 Oct 2012

From 1 Apr 2013

Class C

$3,200 and below

80%

60%

55.0%

55.0%

$3,201 - $3,350

79%

59%

49.0%

39.5%

$3,351 - $3,500

78%

58%

48.5%

39.0%

$3,501 - $3,650

77%

57%

47.5%

38.5%

$3,651 - $3,800

76%

56%

47.0%

38.0%

$3,801 - $3,950

75%

55%

46.0%

37.5%

$3,951 - $4,100

74%

54%

45.5%

37.0%

$4,101 - $4,250

73%

53%

44.5%

36.5%

$4,251 - $4,400

72%

52%

44.0%

36.0%

$4,401 - $4,550

71%

51%

43.0%

35.5%

$4,551 - $4,700

70%

50%

42.5%

35.0%

$4,701 - $4,850

69%

49%

41.5%

34.5%

$4,851 - $5,000

68%

48%

41.0%

34.0%

$5,001 - $5,100

67%

47%

40.0%

33.5%

$5,101 - $5,200

66%

46%

39.5%

33.0%

$5,201 and above

65%

45%

38.5%

32.5%

 Average Monthly Income of Patient

Citizen Subsidy Level

Permanent Resident Subsidy Level

Current

From 1 Oct 2012

From 1 Apr 2013

Class B2

$3,200 and below

65%

45%

40.0%

40.0%

$3,201 - $3,350

64%

44%

38.0%

32.0%

$3,351 - $3,500

63%

43%

37.0%

31.5%

$3,501 - $3,650

62%

42%

36.5%

31.0%

$3,651 - $3,800

61%

41%

35.5%

30.5%

$3,801 - $3,950

60%

40%

35.0%

30.0%

$3,951 - $4,100

59%

39%

34.0%

29.5%

$4,101 - $4,250

58%

38%

33.5%

29.0%

$4,251 - $4,400

57%

37%

32.5%

28.5%

$4,401 - $4,550

56%

36%

32.0%

28.0%

$4,551 - $4,700

55%

35%

31.0%

27.5%

$4,701 - $4,850

54%

34%

30.5%

27.0%

$4,851 - $5,000

53%

33%

29.5%

26.5%

$5,001 - $5,100

52%

32%

29.0%

26.0%

$5,101 - $5,200

51%

31%

28.0%

25.5%

$5,201 and above

50%

30%

25.0%

25.0%


Day Surgery and Specialist Outpatient Clinics

Citizen Subsidy Level

Permanent Resident Subsidy Level

Current

From 1 Oct 2012

From 1 Apr 2013

Day Surgery (Subsidised)

65%

45%

40.0%

40.0%

Specialist Outpatient Clinics (Subsidised)

50%

30%

25.0%

25.0%

Table 2: Revised Income and Subsidy Levels for Community Hospitals*

Per capita monthly income

Citizen Subsidy Level

Permanent Resident Subsidy Level

Current

From 3Q 2012

Current

From 3Q 2012

$0 - $600

60-75%

75%

40%-55%

50%

$601-$900

50-60%

60%

30%-40%

40%

$901-$1,500

0-50%

50%

0%-30%

30%

$1,501-$2,200

0%

45%

0%

25%

$2,201-$2,700

0%

40%

0%

20%

$2,701 and above

0%

20%

0%

10%

*CH subsidy applies to citizen and PR patients who stay in 6 to 8 bedded   wards only’.

Table 3: Revised Income and Subsidy Levels for Residential Services*

Per capita monthly income

Citizen Subsidy Level

Permanent Resident Subsidy Level

Current

From 3Q 2012

Current

From 3Q 2012

$0-$600

60%-75%

75%

40%-55%

50%

$601-$900

50%-60%

60%

30%-40%

40%

$901-$1,300

30%-50%

50%

15%-30%

30%

$1,301-$1,500

0%-20%

40%

0-10%

20%

$1,501-$2,200

0%

20%

0%

10%

$2,201 and above

0%

0%

*This applies to Chronic Sick Hospitals, Inpatient Hospices, VWO Nursing Homes, Private Nursing Homes on the Portable Subsidy Scheme, Ex Mentally Ill Rehabilitation Homes and Ex Mentally Ill Sheltered Homes.

Table 4: Revised Income and Subsidy Levels for Community-Based and Home-Based Services*

Per capita monthly income

Citizen Subsidy Level

Permanent Resident Subsidy Level

Current

From 3Q 2012

Current

From 3Q 2012

$0-$600

50%-75%

80%

30%-55%

55%

$601-$900

50%

75%

30%

50%

$901-$1,300

25%-50%

60%

12.5%-30%

40%

$1,301-$1,500

0%-25%

50%

0%-12.5%

30%

$1,501-$2,200

0%

30%

0%

15%

$2,201 and above

0%

0%

*This applies to Day Rehabilitation Centres, Dementia Day Care Centres, Ex Mentally Ill Day Rehabilitation, Hospice Home Medical, Hospice Home Nursing, Home Medical and Home Nursing.

           

             

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