In 2017, Mr Seow Ban Yam had eye surgery from the Singapore National Eye Centre. His subsidised bill was $4, 477. He expected the national health insurance Medishield Life to pay for 90% of it, but it gave him less than $5. Left to foot a hefty bill, Mr Seow wrote to The Straits Times for help. Witness the power of journalism as Mr Seow explains the outcomes of the Straits Times’ coverage.
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