So what is SICKO about? SICKO is a documentary about the healthcare system in the US. If anyone here thinks the Singapore system is expensive, I suggest you try the US system. I was sent on a job assignment there once and I paid US$200+ per month on insurance. My American friend guaranteed that I'll be sorry if I got sick without insurance ...so I thought better not "try my luck". The US system consists of numerous highly profitable private enterprises while the British have the NHS....the documentary compares the 2.
SiCKO - What Hospital Bills? - Watch the best video clips here
"....after 40 plus years ... the system cannot deliver" - MM Lee on NHS
As Singapore aspires to a medical hub for the rich in the region, ... reduction in subsidy, rising medical insurance cost, means testing which of the 2 system do you think we are heading towards? Clearly the American system that produces so much profits for private corporations is the one Singapore should move towards given our govt propensity for profits. Our esteemed MM Lee clearly expressed his view on the inferiority of the British system so our policy makers know the direction to head.
As we get to top 1st world status and become a profitable medical hub for the rich in the region, I'm sure we will have a wonderful medical system one that will contribute to the high profits of companies within Singapore Inc. Singaporeans are all so lucky to be able to contribute to such a system in the not too far future.