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A delivered health promise

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When Pnoy initially announced universal healthcare (UHC)—assuring each and every Filipino including the poorest of the poor adequate access to quality healthcare—as the banner of his administration’s health agenda, skeptics had a field day giving what appeared then were valid reasons it couldn’t be achieved.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Passage of pending rare diseases bill important step forward

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HOPING FOR THE BEST Doctors Sylvia Estrada of the Institute of Human Genetics, Galvez Tan, Padilla, Rep. Ting, and Magdaraog pray for the passage of Rare Diseases Act this year.

Enjoying the windfall revenues from the Sin Tax Law as well as the realignment of Priority Development Assistance Fund or the pork barrel, the Department of Health (DOH) will have its highest budget increase in history—from P53 billion in 2013 to P83.7 billion this year.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Subsidies to gov’t firms jump 92%

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Subsidies granted by the national government to state-owned firms swelled in the first three quarters of the year, driven by the additional funding support sought for programs on universal healthcare, housing and electrification.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Multistakeholder forum on universal healthcare system held

For the second consecutive year, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH) and Novartis Healthcare Philippines have worked together to hold a multistakeholder policy forum on universal healthcare (UHC).

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

PhilHealth firm on claim: 81% of Filipinos covered

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PhilHealth president Alexander Padilla. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.opapp.gov.ph

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. on Thursday stood by its claim that 81 percent of Filipinos are now covered by the government’s universal health program.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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