A Radical Alternative to Wanless: Lessons From The Lion City

Tuesday, March 5, 2002

In a major policy paper launched at the Conservative Party's Spring Conference, Lee Craven proposes a radical new system of funding healthcare, based on the experiences of Singapore. He argues, amongst other things, that the Government should give each citizen a personal 'Healthgrant', a yearly personal healthcare fund out of which he (or she) would have to pay for an insurance policy to cover hospital and specialist care, and from the balance of which he (or she) would pay for visits to the GP.