SEVERAL concerns have been raised over the national health plans, Peduli Kesihatan B40 (PeKa B40) and MySalam insurance scheme, for the B40 (low income) group.
My primary concern is the national healthcare agenda. Are we compromising or complementing this agenda with the introduction of PeKa B40? The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA), one of the key stakeholders in the nation’s healthcare agenda, has remained silent on this issue so far. This is troubling because the plans have serious strategic implications on the national healthcare objectives.