Singapore – Adopting the principles of ‘user pays’ and have the responsibility for their own health, dovetailing with the government’s ‘three-pillar’ mix financing model

  • Citizens’ financial burden of PHC services is heavy
  • Government’s financial commitment is far from adequate

  • To explore diversified financing
  • To proactively commit in the development of PHC
  • Single financing channel, be it supported by the Government or citizens, has its disadvantages
  • Government and the community together share the responsibility for healthcare financing to ensure the long-term sustainability of the healthcare system