Singapore Tai Chi Chuan

Healthcare Cost Incentive

You know what would be an incentive to train Tai Chi more diligently? The cost of healthcare.

For a number of cases that require hospitalization once you are discharged you just pay the hospital’s cost which is already quite high. But if your case is one of those that requires care such that continued hospitalization is required in a community hospital then you better be rich or pray hard that you will strike lottery tomorrow.

The cost of a month’s stay in a community hospital can go up to 12K easily. If you managed to get a subsidy you might think that its cheaper.

Yes, so it is but it still runs to 5K a month. And the cheek of it all…… the community hospital wants you to send along someone to help take care of the sick person. When you think of it even if you employ two maids it will still be cheaper.

So, there you have it. The money and time you spent on learning Tai Chi might one day save you a bigger bundle in hospital bills.

Oh, you might think that having insurance will cover it. Yes, let’s hope so too because insurance companies are in the business of making money too and they will try their best not to allow your claim. I have a saying about insurance coverage”Die You Win, Live You Lose” because if you continue to be healthy you are making the insurance companies more profitable. But if you fall really sick or die then you or your descendants can claim on it. What a way to enjoy the benefits of insurance huh?




Author: ZenMindSword

Mushin is a practitioner, researcher and trainer for Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. He is also author of The Ip Man Koans, The Ip Man Questions and TaijiKinesis series of eBooks, as well as co-author of Complete Wing Chun.

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