From his blog MYHealthMatters, former Malaysia Medical Association president Dr David Quek highlights
ICare medical scheme – a crony treatment?
Private practioners nationwide are concerned about the government scheme, which they fear will only benefit a few private companies.
TAWAU: A proposed medical insurance scheme by the government has raised concern among private practioners here and across the peninsular.
Suspicion has risen over the 1Care scheme which many believe will only benefit a few private companies at the expense of patients and doctors.
The doctors fear that healthcare expenses will increase as 1Care will become a monopoly through a giant managed-care organisation (MCO).
Although the government is yet to reveal the full details of the 1Care scheme, initial disclosures have raised concerns.