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Solon wants PhilHealth card for every Filipino Charlie V. Manalo 09/05/2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Solon wants PhilHealth card for every Filipino
Charlie V. Manalo
09/05/2010

A lawmaker is seeking a change in the health care system in the Philippines to achieve effective and universal health care for all Filipinos.

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara is the author of House Bill 87, which calls for the immediate and automatic inclusion of every Filipino to Philippine Health Insurance coverage and membership as provided for under Republic Act 7875 or the National Health Insurance Act of 1995.

“All the benefits under RA 7875 shall also be made applicable and available to every Filipino citizen,” Angara said.

Angara said the universal coverage shall be funded by the national government through premium payments to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) which shall be included in the General Appropriations Act annually..... MORE

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