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STOP PHILHEALTH RATE HIKE IN JUNE – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva urged the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to answer unresolved issues and controversies as the agency is set to increase contributions this June. “Ngayong magtataas sila ng singil, dapat rin nating singilin ang PhilHealth ng sagot sa mga isyu na natalakay natin noon sa mga hearing sa Senado. Ano ang mga hakbang […]

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PHILHEALTH TO GET P80-B IN 2022 NAT’L BUDGET

State insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will receive almost P80 billion in subsidies allocated under the P5.02-trillion 2022 national budget, according to a party-list lawmaker. Anakalusugan Party-list Representative Mike Defensor said the PhilHealth subsidy amounting to P79,990,995,000 is P8.368 billion higher than last year’s P71.353-billion subsidy. “Increasing taxpayer subsidy would provide more insurance coverage […]

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ANGARA TO PHILHEALTH: SETTLE HOSPITAL OBLIGATIONS

Senator Sonny Angara reminded the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to settle all of its obligations, particularly to the private hospitals, which have accumulated to billions of pesos over time. The Chairman of the Committee on Finance took note of the increase in the government subsidies provided to PhilHealth–from P71.3 billion in 2021 to P79.9 […]

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PHILHEALTH REGISTRATION OF SENIORS AT BGYS URGED

The chairman of the House Committee on Senior Citizens said the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) should authorize barangays to serve as registration centers so that elderly Filipinos can be registered with PhilHealth conveniently.  Senior Citizen Party-list Representative Rodolfo Ordanes said it would be grossly inconvenient to require seniors to go to PhilHealth offices for […]

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PHILHEALTH REIMBURSEMENTS TO KEEP HOSPITAL JOBS

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) delays in reimbursing private hospitals for treating members of the state health insurer will make it harder for hospitals to retain critical manpower, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “You can have hospital beds but without medical staff, those beds are reduced to pieces of furniture.” “This is also a jobs […]

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ANGARA TO PHILHEALTH: REIMBURSE HOSPITALS NOW

Most of the country’s hospitals have been facing extreme pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic so whatever the government owes them for their services should be settled swiftly, Senator Sonny Angara said. “There is growing concern over a possible surge of new cases of COVID-19 now that the deadly Delta variant of the virus is already […]

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POE TO PHILHEALTH: REIMBURSE HOSPITALS NOW

Senator Grace Poe is urging the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to work harder to expedite the release of funds to hospitals and health workers, as the country faces fierce threats from the Delta variant. “We’ve been in this trying situation for over a year and both […]

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PHILHEALTH URGED: RETAIN 144 DIALYSIS SESSIONS

Senator Risa Hontiveros reiterates her appeal to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to continue providing for the full 144 dialysis sessions this year, as the country is still in a state of emergency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dialysis advocacy groups earlier revealed that dialysis sessions could cost up to P12,000 to […]

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FREE MEDICAL CHECKUPS FOR PINOYS SOON —VILLAFUERTE

All Filipinos may soon be able to avail of an annual medical checkup for free under a bill recently approved on third and final reading by the House of Representatives.  The bill, of which Camarines Sur LRay Villafuerte is among the principal authors, provides that the annual medical checkup be given free of charge in […]

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POE TO PHILHEALTH: RUSH HOSPITAL REIMBURSEMENTS

Senator Grace Poe called on the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to immediately settle unpaid claims of hundreds of hospitals, saying failure to do so would put in jeopardy their pandemic response. “PhilHealth should pay up. Hospitals are battlegrounds in this fight against COVID-19. They need what’s due to them, especially in this time when […]