CHAS for non-PG seniors

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Kwek Hian Chuan Henry
MP for Nee Soon GRC

Question No. 895

To ask the Minister for Health whether the Government will consider increasing the subsidy rates under the Community Health Assist Scheme for non-Pioneer Generation seniors above the age of 60 as their levels of retirement adequacy is considerably lower than younger Singaporeans.

Written Reply

1.        The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) was launched in 2012.  The Ministry reviews CHAS regularly to ensure that the scheme continues to meet the objective of providing Singaporeans with access to affordable and quality primary care in the community.  For example, in 2014 and 2015, we increased the number of chronic conditions covered under CHAS.

2.        We will continue to review the Scheme regularly and will take into account feedback from the Member.

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