The Federal government has been selling 1Care in the MSM throughout 2011 in glowing terms.
However, not much details are available to the Rakyat about this health insurance scheme save the February 2, 2010 “1Care for1Malaysia: Restructuring the Malaysian Health System” power-point presentation by Dato’ Dr Maimunah bt A Hamid Deputy Director General of Health (Research and Technical Support), Ministry of Health at the 10thMalaysia Health Plan Conference.
According to Dr Ng Swee Choon of the Federation of Private Medical Practitioners' Associations Malaysia, the scheme may compel every household to pay up to 9.4% for basic health care.
A concerned citizens group managed to get hold of some insider information and started a Tak Nak 1Care facebook campaign.
CLICK HERE for updates on 1Care. There are several intelligent posts including long discussions with the Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Health.
Tak Nak 1Care is hoping to prompt Malaysians to air their views online before the proposed scheme goes live nationwide, arguing that health services are a social good, and not a profit-generating commodity.
You can also watch the “The Complete Idiot’s Guide” to 1Care on Youtube.
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