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15 Jan 2019

15th Jan 2019

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap
MP for Aljunied GRC

To ask the Minister for Health in each of the past five years (a) what is the number of people using their Medisave to pay for their parents' healthcare cost; and (b) what is the median withdrawal value.

Answer


Between 2014 and 2017, about 6% of all MediSave withdrawals were for MediSave account holder’s parents’ healthcare expenses, which includes inpatient, day surgery and outpatient expenses.  The details are in Table 1 below.

 

Table 1. MediSave Withdrawals

for the Account Holder’s Parents’ Treatment

Year

Number of Withdrawals

Average Amount per Withdrawal

2014

161,000

$757

2015

178,400

$645

2016

175,200

$474

2017

188,200

$452

Note: Data for 2013 is not available.

 




Category: Parliamentary QA