Healthcare is a human right. Yet, healthcare has become increasingly expensive over the past two to three decades.
Those who can afford, take on expensive private insurances – not because they want to, but because the only other alternative would be to visit inaccessible, overcrowded, understaffed and poorly maintained public hospitals, which are bleeding specialists to the private sector.
Those who can’t afford it, such as those from low-income households, have to deal with the underfunded healthcare system.
BFM speaks to Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) chairperson Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj about the problems and possible solutions. They also look at Cuba (which arguably has the best healthcare system in the world) and examine what we can learn from them.
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