1Care – A Careless Reform

By Toh Kin Woon

March 2012 FEATURE
main image
1Care is a reform that will be hard to implement properly, that will burden the poor and needy and that tries to fix something that ain’t broke by making things more expensive, more complicated and more unfair.IntroductionAneurin Bevan (1897-1960), the UK’s Minister of Health immediately after the Second World War, once stressed that where medical needs exist, medical care should be provided and budgets should be of secondary importance. Based on this progressive and compassionate principle, he went on to...

Subscribe to our e-archive to read our older articles.

Toh Kin Woon

is a senior research fellow at the Penang Institute.