If the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) scheme meets its targets it may reduce the number of inpatients in public hospitals by 5 per cent by 2040. Photo: Nora Tam
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New health insurance scheme must deliver value for money

  • Voluntary plan may provide an attractive private option for some who can afford to pay more than the nominal fees at overloaded public hospitals, but it remains to be seen how much support it will receive

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If the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) scheme meets its targets it may reduce the number of inpatients in public hospitals by 5 per cent by 2040. Photo: Nora Tam
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