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Anger over govt health insurance ripoff [video]

Wed 2012-Feb-1 @ +08 13:41:50 pm

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Citizens’ coalition to fight govt health insurance scheme

Public anger is building over a planned compulsory health insurance scheme that makes everyone pay 10 per cent of their monthly income to a government fund. Few details have been made public but doctors, consumer activists and others have already started a “Tak Nak 1Care” campaign against the scheme.

Public forum on govt’s plans next week

Sunday, 12 February 2012 (4.00pm–6.30pm)
Sunflower Room, Global Business & Convention Centre
No.8 Jalan 19/1, Section 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya
Organised by Citizens’ Healthcare Coalition. Officiated by Selangor menteri besar Khalid Ibrahim. Speakers: Health ministry official, Selangor executive councillor for health Dr Xavier Jayakumar, private practitioner Dr. Ng Swee Choon, Penang consumer and health activist Dr. T Jayabalan. Moderator: lawyer Philip Koh Tong Ngee

Campaign video Part 1

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Campaign video Part 2

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One Comment
  1. Joe Tan permalink
    Thu 2012-Feb-2 @ +08 06:44:02 am 06:44

    Seems like another money grab exercise by a desperate Government to rake in cash from already suffering hard working rakyat! Who will benefit? The private hospitals and soon to be privatised. What if I am so healthy I may not need to use the services of hospitals and specialists in my lifetime? Will I get a refund? Who will manage this fund or will all monies collected be diverted to fill in the holes in all failed multi million dollar projects dished out to BN-UMNO cronies? Insurance should not be compulsory! By all means buy your own insurance but certainly not pay 10 % of anyone’s income into a fund for insurance!! If my income is 20000 ringgit a month, why should I pay 2000 ringgit to this insurance fund? I may as well buy the insurance of my choice. Has there been any feasibility study regarding this scheme? Where are the details? Where is the transparency?

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