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Doctors urge for a national health insurance system in Malaysia, but is it feasible?
 

Doctors urge for a national health insurance system in Malaysia, but is it feasible?

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Doctors are pushing for reducing the distinction between private and public hospitals, to allow all Malaysians to have easy access to healthcare. However, one of the problems with a social health insurance is that less than 10% of the population pays income tax.
 
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5 Jan 2017 - General
 
Imposing a national healthcare insurance to any of the countries in the world can be somehow difficult. It will always have the pros and cons, presenting the advantages and disadvantages, in short a debatable topic for everybody. So common issue here that is being taken into consideration would be the amount. How much would the national insurance cost for every Malaysian citizen. We are aware that there will always be a low class, mid-class and high class in the society. Each group has different...
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The Malaysian government provides healthcare for all Malaysian citizens for 1 Malaysian Ringgit. This is equal to 0.25 USD. An ordinary Malaysian citizen can be checked by a doctor and get his/her medications from any governmental hospital by only paying this amount of money. In contrast, to use private hospital, the receipt is totally different. Patients have to pay for EVERYTHING according to the hospital pricing list which is absolutely unaffordable by the majority of the population. ...
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