It is clear that the government stands to gain from the rise in the health care costs also known as sick-care costs of the nation. Thus, there exists a conflict of interest between the needs of the public and the intention of the government to preserve its income base.
In light of this understanding, we can see why the government is not interested in taking steps to reduce the health care costs of the Singaporean people.
It is obvious that the people are responsible for their own health. They have to protect themselves from commercial considerations of the health care operators and the government that wishes to maintain health
care costs at their present levels .