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ANAKALUSUGAN SLAMS PHILHEALTH FOR ‘HOARDING’ FUNDS

AnaKalusugan Party-list Rep. Ray T. Reyes scored the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) for continuing to give limited coverage benefits to its members even as it is posting high profits from premiums and subsidies. “Patuloy ang pagtaas ng Philhealth premiums pero hindi naman ito nararamdaman ng ordinaryong mamamayan. Ang laki ng kita ng Philhealth pero […]

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PHILHEALTH COVERED DENTAL CARE GETS SENATE SUPPORT

Senator Raffy Tulfo’s Senate colleagues have expressed full support for his proposal to make dental health services accessible and available for all. In his privilege speech, Tulfo stressed that dental health concerns of Filipinos must be seriously addressed because having poor oral health can lead to life-threatening diseases like stroke, as well as affect mental […]

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HEATSTROKE IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY – PHILHEALTH

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has cautioned the public amidst the scorching heat in many parts of the country after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) continues to record high temperatures exceeding 41 degrees Celsius.   Based on PAGASA’s heat index, temperatures ranging from 33 to 41 degrees Celsius are classified […]

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TULFO WANTS PHILHEALTH TO COVER FREE DENTURES

Senator Raffy Tulfo filed a Senate Resolution seeking to assess the feasibility of amending the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act to mandate the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to expand its benefit packages and include comprehensive dental health services, including free dentures. In filing Senate Resolution No. 1021, Tulfo noted that the current coverage provided […]

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BREAST CANCER PACKAGE NOW UP TO P1.4M – PHILHEALTH

PhilHealth’s Z Benefit package for breast cancer is now up to P1.4 million, a 1400% increase from the previous package of P100,000.PhilHealth Circular 2024-0007, which was published recently, stated that the enhanced Z Benefit Package now covers Stages 0 to 4 of breast cancer and even expanded the eligibility qualifications of members who can avail, […]

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PHILHEALTH: CONFINEMENT FOR PERTUSSIS COVERED

In line with the reports on the cases of “whooping cough” in the country, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) reassured the public that it covers services for inpatient confinement for this condition.PhilHealth President and CEO Emmanuel Ledesma Jr. encouraged all Filipinos to seek medical consultation by availing PhilHealth Konsultasyong Sulit at Tama (Konsulta) Package […]

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MMDA IS NOW PHILHEALTH KONSULTA PACKAGE PROVIDER

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) earned a distinct milestone for being recognized as the first government non-uniformed agency to be accredited as Konsulta Package Provider (KPP) in the National Capital Region, as it renewed alliance with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in promoting and advocating social health insurance. During the signing of a […]

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BONG GO BACKS PHILHEALTH CONTRIBUTION REVISION

Senator Bong supported the proposed amendments to Republic Act No. 11223, or the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act, with a focus on revising the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) premium contributions to alleviate the financial strain on Filipinos, particularly in the aftermath of the pandemic. Go expressed his support to Senator JV Ejercito, vice chair […]

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LEE URGES PHILHEALTH TO COVER OPTOMETRIC SERVICES

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee urged the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to include optometric services in the benefit coverage for its members and beneficiaries, stressing the importance of optometric interventions in preventing vision loss and improving the quality of life of millions of Filipinos.  Speaking at the 7th Annual Conference of the Philippine […]

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PHILHEALTH TO EXPAND BENEFIT PACKAGES – LEE

“Kaya ng PhilHealth na araw-arawin ang pagtataas at pagpapalawak ng benepisyo.” This was what AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee stressed to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) during the House Committee on Health briefing on Feb. 14. The Bicolano lawmaker had earlier sought to expand PhilHealth healthcare packages and coverage after being the first […]