Singaporeans just LOVE the 'privilege' of SERVING NS so much... they actually want more.
[Letter to Today] NS a duty, not a job — thus no ‘salary’: Mindef
So unusual: They actually ask the gahmen to create more and more forms of NS liabilities for themselves , such as medishield-life, so that those who do not pay for the healthcare costs of their neighbors who eat too much, don't exercise and don't attend medical checkups can have the 'privilege' of GO TO JAIL, GET FINED, HAVE THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS FROZEN/ SALARY CONFISCATED, penalty 17% interest payments, debt recovery costs etc etc to pay Medishield-life insurance premiums Just so that their fat, greedy, lazy and inconsiderate neighbors with a sweet tooth and smoke too many cigarettes, pontang health screenings can have their cake and eat it (pun intended) vz premium access to dialysis, electric wheelchairs, maids levy waivers/ subsidies, multiple hospital visits and admissions for eye problems, foot decay, heart problems, strokes, VIP handicap parking spaces, gahmen charity donations, private 1-2 bedder rooms in dementia village, CHAS subsidy cards, Pioneer generation package and retire early because of the need to see the doctor too often (claim nobody wants to employ them).
Singaporeans are even more faithful than mercenary Nepalese Gurkahs who serve their masters whims and fancy. Singaporeans however or one better in serving their master's whims and fancies but for zero salary.
pic sauce : http://healthland.time.com/2009/12/02/u-s-life-expectancy-impact-of-smoking-and-obesity/
Refuse to pay MediShield Life premiums? You could be jailed
Tough stance to address shortfall caused by those who can afford to pay but do not
By Salma Khalik, Senior Health Correspondent, The Straits Times, 21 Jan 2015
SINGAPOREANS or permanent residents who refuse to pay MediShield Life premiums once the universal health insurance is launched later this year could find themselves behind bars if they try to leave the country.
The premiums will be compulsory - not just for people living here but also those who are living overseas for long periods - under proposals introduced in Parliament on Monday by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.
Singaporeans and PRs living overseas will be entitled to coverage should they fall sick in the future and decide to return here for treatment.
The Bill also gives the insurance administrator the power to have money from a defaulter's wages and bank accounts diverted to pay the premiums.
The maximum penalty for defaulters who try to flee the country, spelt out in the MediShield Life Scheme Bill, is a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment of up to a year, or both.
The person would be allowed to leave the country on payment of the outstanding premium to an immigration officer or the police.
But he might also have to pay a 17 per cent penalty for late payment, as well as any costs incurred in recovering the money.
The planned tough stance is to cover the shortfall caused by people who can afford to pay their premiums but refuse, resulting in a heavier burden on other policyholders.
The MediShield Life scheme provides everyone with protection against huge subsidised hospital bills for all their life, and reflects a caring society where everyone pulls together to help those in need.
But such penalties would not apply to people who have difficulty paying the annual premiums, which range from $130 for the young to $1,530 for people older than 90.
Most people will not have a problem paying the premiums as they can be deducted in full from their Medisave funds.
People from families with a per capita income of $2,600 or less - that is, a total income of $13,000 a month for a family of five - will also receive subsidies.
The lower the family income, the higher the subsidies - which range from 15 per cent to 50 per cent.
Pioneer Generation residents who were aged 80 or older last year will have their premiums covered fully by subsidies and Medisave top-ups.
Younger pioneers - those 65 and older last year who have been citizens since 1986 - regardless of their incomes, will also get heavy subsidies and top-ups that should cover more than half the cost of their premiums.
People who still have difficulty paying their premiums on top of these discounts can apply for additional help from the Government.
The Ministry of Health has stressed that penalties are intended only for those with the means but are recalcitrant about paying their premiums.
The MediShield Life Scheme Bill will be debated at the next sitting of Parliament.
The scheme is due to launch by the end of the year.
And the prime minister himself should start setting a better example I think:
"As of 2010, more than half of Singapore's adult population between 18 and 69 years old have high cholesterol, four in 10 are overweight or obese, a quarter have prediabetes or diabetes and about one in five has hypertension."
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(alt img view)http://danielfooddiary.com/2014/06/14/yan/
PM LHL, too much fried wings/chendol (fatty food) or skipped sleep before presenting NDR2016/ a mild stroke?:
I think so.