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Old 08-09-2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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Smile Diabetes can easily BANKRUPT Singapore in under 12years.

Diabetes can easily BANKRUPT Singapore in under 12years.

Total reserves of Singapore (may include personal CPF funds being invested vz GIC and Temasek, incl foreign reserves (see 'PS' explaination below))= SGD363 + SGD275 + USD100 = SGD 363+275+134 = SGD772 billion (1USD=1.34SGD).

Total costs of diapers, medical specialists appointments, dialysis, milk for tube feeding, 24/7 nursing care to wash and tube feed, baby sit +/- entertain the elderly who are handicapped because of irresponsible sedentary lifestyles resulting in diabetes = SGD66 billion p.a. ('Elderly health costs to rise tenfold by 2030: Report').

Number of years that Singapore's national reserves can afford to pay for healthcare costs for the elderly (which excludes those prematurely sick such as heart attack at BELOW 65 yrs) = 772/66 = 11.697 years.

Talk about SG100 after 2030???!!!: more like looking for a sugar daddy... and perhaps, somebody willing to colonize Singapore. (Maybe (homeless) ISIS will be interested because Singaporeans most Singaporeans by then, would all be too fat, old/ sick to fight back; no need to chop any heads off, just cut off medication supply n many will die; maybe without domestic helpers, also many would die).

PS: Please note that this is a VERY conservative calculation because the purpose of foreign reserves is to stabilise the SGD against holders of SGD who dump SGD on international markets resulting in depreciation of SGD. The current total amt of SGD M3 in circulation is SGD588 billion (July2017) https://secure.mas.gov.sg/msb-xml/Re...bleSetID=I...I.. , thus, it may be prudent NOT to include the S$363billion MAS foreign reserves as a valid source of healthcare funding if Singapore is to maintain a stable value of SGD on international $ exchange markets.
Q5. Why does the Government not disclose the overall size of our reserves?
MAS and Temasek publish the size of the funds they manage. As of 31 March 2017, the Official Foreign Reserves managed by MAS was S$363 billion and the size of Temasek’s portfolio was S$275 billion.
It is the size of the Government’s funds managed by GIC that are not published. What has been revealed is that GIC manages well over US$100 billion. Revealing the exact size of assets that GIC manages will, taken together with the published assets of MAS and Temasek, amount to publishing the full size of Singapore’s financial reserves.

Elderly health costs to rise tenfold by 2030: Report
The findings on elderly healthcare costs could influence government policies and decisions on healthcare infrastructure spending as well as personal insurance and retirement planning.

The findings on elderly healthcare costs could influence government policies and decisions on healthcare infrastructure spending as well as personal insurance and retirement planning.PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
PUBLISHED AUG 25, 2016, 5:00 AM SGT
Each senior in S'pore will need average of $51k a year, the highest figure in Asia-Pacific
Janice Tai
Elderly healthcare costs in Singapore are projected to rise tenfold over the next 15 years to more than US$49 billion ($66 billion) annually, according to a report.
This means an average of US$37,427 will be spent on healthcare for each elderly person by 2030. This is the highest in the Asia-Pacific region, just ahead of Australia.

The report was released yesterday at the launch of Marsh & McLennan Companies' new Asia-Pacific Risk Centre, which is supported by the Economic Development Board. The firm provides professional services such as risk management.
The US$49 billion figure was derived by taking into consideration demographic changes, long-term care costs and medical cost inflation. It includes public expenditure, private insurance and out-of-pocket spending.
The report estimated that US$5 billion was spent on healthcare for the elderly last year as a senior citizen's healthcare expenditure is estimated to be four times that of an average person's. By 2030, the healthcare expenditure for each senior is estimated to rise from US$8,196 in 2015 to US$37,427.

It's a conservative estimate given that the numbers do not take into account indirect costs, such as transport, and opportunity costs from caregivers' time... It also assumes that we have the same ready access to cheap foreign labour which may not be the case in the future.
DR JEREMY LIM, a partner in Oliver Wyman global health practice, on the findings.
"It's a conservative estimate given that the numbers do not take into account indirect costs, such as transport, and opportunity costs from caregivers' time," said Dr Jeremy Lim, a partner in Oliver Wyman global health practice.
"It also assumes that we have the same ready access to cheap foreign labour which may not be the case in the future."
Dr Ng Wai Chong, chief of clinical affairs at Tsao Foundation, agreed. He felt the figures might even be an underestimate if the current health and social care systems are not improved and people do not manage their own health more proactively.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said last year that healthcare spending in Singapore is expected to rise from over $9 billion last year to over $13 billion in 2020.
These are just public expenditure figures, the Ministry of Finance confirmed yesterday.
The implications of these new numbers are wide-ranging, said Mr Wolfram Hedrich, executive director of the Asia-Pacific Risk Centre.
"Our findings will influence government policies and decisions on healthcare infrastructure spending. Individuals need to carefully consider how well-prepared they are to fund their retirement healthcare needs, especially given the limited range of affordable insurance products," he said.
Dr Lim said the proposed review of ElderShield - announced during last Sunday's National Day Rally - is timely as it covers only the severely disabled and the payout is modest.
"We can also look at other new solutions such as having reverse mortgage schemes to allow people to monetise their housing assets to pay for healthcare when they are old or allowing the use of MediShield and Medisave overseas if their price points are lower," he added.
Dr Ng said there is a "keen awareness of the risk of rising healthcare costs at the government, community and personal levels".
When asked for its comments on the report, which it received yesterday, the Ministry of Health said it is studying it and will respond at a later time.
Marsh & McLennan Companies has four operating firms - insurance-broking and risk-management firms Marsh and Guy Carpenter as well as consulting firms Mercer and Oliver Wyman
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:05 PM   #2
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And the following guys are not helping at all:....

Singapore parliamentarians need to be better paragons of fitness & health for the rest of society to follow.
After all, all PAP MPs/ MP wannabes are bestowed by PA titles and gahmen funds for their campaign (brainwashing) activities in their post as "advisers to grassroots organisations" (in all INCLUDING opposition MP held constituencies), thus, for Singaporean population/ human resorces to be productive to begin with, such advisers also have to be fine examples of fitness and good health, no?

"As of 2010, more than half of Singapore's adult population between 18 and 69 years old have high cholesterol, four in 10 are overweight or obese, a quarter have prediabetes or diabetes and about one in five has hypertension."

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KBW showing off his $8 urgent heart bypass to bypass life threatening levels of fat and cholesterol had been found built up over the years in his heart arteries.
HSK sleeps much less than 4.5hrs/night, like his brain needs no rest:
"Fellow Tampines MP Desmond Choo was also shocked at the news.
"We've never heard anything like this. To me, he's like Superman," said Mr Choo.
"The number of hours he works and the kind of attention span he has, it's amazing."
The 2012 Hougang by-election candidate recalled the days when he worked closely with Mr Heng, whom he sees as a fatherly figure and source of inspiration.
"During the by-election period, we would discuss issues until 2am and he would ask me to go home," said Mr Choo.
"'As a candidate, you need rest,' he would tell me while he continued working with activists. When I returned in the morning, at about 6.30am, he'd already be there."
PM LHL, too much fried wings/chendol (fatty food) or skipped sleep before presenting NDR2016/ a mild stroke?:

1 in 10 stroke patients here aged under 50
PUBLISHED NOV 19, 2016, 5:00 AM SGT
Linette Lai
While older people are far more likely to suffer a stroke, one in 10 stroke patients in Singapore is under 50 years old.
Medical conditions such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol can make a person more likely to get a stroke, say doctors.
Smoking, too, puts you at risk.

Last Saturday, Singaporean businesswoman Linda Koh was found unconscious in her Hong Kong hotel room. The 36-year-old was rushed to hospital, where she died soon after.
Doctors subsequently found that she had suffered a stroke.
Her father, Mr Alan Koh, told Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News that his daughter had a history of high blood pressure and was taking medication for it.
Strokes occur when part of the blood supply to the brain is cut off.
The latest figures from the National Registry of Disease Office show that there were 6,943 cases of strokes in 2014, up from 6,642 the previous year.
They are the fourth most common cause of death in Singapore, and tend to occur among men.
The incidence rate for men aged between 35 and 44 who were admitted to public hospitals for stroke in 2014 was 58 per 100,000 people, compared with 24 per 100,000 for women in the same age group.
Doctors who spoke to The Straits Times said there are rarely any warning signs before a stroke happens.
"Some strokes may be preceded by severe headaches or neck pain," said Dr Carol Tham, a consultant from the National Neuroscience Institute's neurology department. "Unfortunately, most patients do not have any warning symptoms before the stroke occurs."
During a stroke, people often experience difficulty speaking and walking, weakness on one side of their bodies, and even temporary blindness.
Dr Ho King Hee, a neurologist at Gleneagles Hospital Singapore, said strokes that result in sudden death are likely to be due to bleeding in the brain from a ruptured blood vessel, rather than a blockage.
"If you are older, it means that there is more time for damage (to the blood vessels) to accumulate," he said. "But a stroke can happen at any age."
He advises people who have conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes to keep them in check.
Dr Tham added that doctors may also prescribe blood-thinning medication for people whose blood tends to clot.
"If a person has any symptoms of stroke... he should seek treatment at the emergency department immediately as early treatment can help to reduce the disability caused by strokes," she said.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2016, with the headline '1 in 10 stroke patients here aged under 50'.
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