1. To ask the Minister for Health
(a) in the past five years, how many reports of excessive charging by doctors in private practice have been received by the Ministry;
(b) whether there is a trend of doctors abusing their patients’ medical insurance coverage by overcharging them; and
(c) what measures can be taken to regulate such a practice.
2. To ask the Minister for Health
(a) in the past three years, how many requests for Medisave withdrawals above the capped limit have been received;
(b) of these, how many have been approved; and
(c) whether the Ministry will review the cap on use of Medisave in line with the rise in medical cost.
3. To ask the Minister for Health
(a) how many CHAS blue card holders have used up the maximum amount of subsidies they are entitled to in the past three years; and
(b) whether the Ministry will increase the $480 annual cap on CHAS subsidies for chronic conditions.