SINGAPORE (Jan 14): Seow Ban Yam, an 82-year-old suffering from cataracts, made headlines last month when the public health insurance scheme MediShield Life paid only $4.50 of his subsidised bill of $4,477, because of claim limits set for his eye operations. The surgical procedures took place at the Singapore National Eye Centre last year. Seow’s case created a furore and, not long after, SNEC said it would review its charges from March 1.

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