Monthly Archives: March 2012

Month: March 2012 Singaporeans citizens to get absolute priority for P1 places during balloting

From this year onwards, Singaporean citizens will get absolute priority over permanent residents in balloting for primary school places. This means that should balloting be required for a particular phase in primary school registration, Singapore citizen applications will receive priority over PR applications even if they live further away from the school. It is only when there are still vacancies

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Month: March 2012 Hougang BE: Pragmatism and far-sightedness must rule the day

Sure, democracy is about giving people a choice. But it is more than that. Democracy is also about having fair representation in Parliament. It is about giving all segments of society the right to be heard, and the power to organize themselves and campaign for change. Democracy is about fair play, fair rules, and a fair society.

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Month: March 2012 Multi-pronged approach needed to make good healthcare affordable and available

From the ground up, the government must foster a vibrant medical and pharmaceutical industry in Singapore that attracts genuine competition. Healthcare capacity must be greatly expanded so as to cope with both the increasing as well as the rapidly aging population. This will itself consume much government resources, but it is absolutely necessary if healthcare is to be available and affordable for all Singaporeans in the long run.

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Month: March 2012 The SDP healthcare plan made simple

Singapore Democrats 22 March 2012 There has been much interest generated in The SDP’s Healthcare Plan since it was launched last Saturday. As a result, many questions have been raised. This is understandable since it is the first time that a comprehensive alternative healthcare system has been drawn up. We breakdown the components of our Plan and present them in

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Month: March 2012 Why should I pay for someone else’s healthcare?

Singapore Democrats 21 March 2012 “Why should I pay for someone else’s medical treatment?” was a question that some asked in response to the SDP’s healthcare plan. Indeed, it seems outrageous that we should shoulder someone else’s medical expenses especially if we take care of our health while others don’t. Worse, why should we pay for those who are unemployed

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Month: March 2012 SDP healthcare plan: Scrap Medisave and increase govt spending

Singapore Democrats 17 March 2012 Do away with the ‘3M’ system (Medisave, Medifund and Medishield) and pay all our healthcare expenditure through a single pool of funds in which the Government contributes 84 percent. This is proposal of The SDP National Healthcare Plan launched today. Associate Professor Paul Ananth Tambyah presented the SDP’s case, calling for a complete overhaul of

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