PhilHealth assures 100% coverage under Universal Health Care (UHC) law

PhilHealth assures 100% coverage under Universal Health Care (UHC) law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recently signed into law the Universal Health Care (UHC) law, to which gave the country- all Filipinos immediate eligibility and access to preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative, and palliative care.

Critics of the administration were quick to point at that there is not enough budget to make this a reality.

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Philhealth acting president oy Ferrer said Universal Health Care  (UHC) assures 100 percent population coverage and guarantees everyone outright entitlement to medical, dental, mental and emergency health services as long as conditions set forth by law are met.

Ferrer said PhilHealth’s membership categories have been simplified into two — the direct contributors and the indirect contributors.

Iyon pong (These are the) direct contributors are those employed under an employer-employee relationship, self-earning individuals, professional practitioners, migrant workers and lifetime members. The indirect contributors are incapable of paying premiums and shall be subsidized by the government, these are our senior citizens and indigent by virtue of special laws,” Ferrer said.

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