It seems Health Care is unsustainable and hard choices will be made, presumably more taxes, Health COE, and whatever it takes to push the buck back to the people.
What is not said is that, he will continue to accumulate billions in Budget surpluses to be channeled to external investments via Temasek and GIC that don't benefit the people in general.
If resources are not managed properly and prudently, nothing is sustainable.
For example, the billions spent on defence. How is it sustainable and is for what? While necessary, but why the huge part of our budget? It can't even deter the Malaysian govt boats encroaching into our water.
And of course what is really unsustainable by any world standard, is the huge cost of our Cabinet and the astronomical ministers' pay, in particular white elephants like Senior Ministers and ESMs. If we are a Meritocracy, then where or what is the merit for their existence?
SINGAPORE: Hard choices will have to be made as the Government considers ways to fund future healthcare spending, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Mar 23).Healthcare expenditure currently exceeds S$9 billion and is set to rise even further.Eventually, this will be unsustainable, Mr Lee said. “In the medium term, we have to find new ways to fund this healthcare spending.But at the same time, we have to think hard about what we must spend on, and which drugs and procedures are cost-effective,” he added. “Hard choices weill need to be made, and I hope we will have the support of Singaporeans in making them.” Mr Lee was speaking at the opening ceremony of Sengkang General Hospital and Sengkang Community Hospital.