, Rafael Castillo
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.
By Charles E. Buban
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.
By Michelle V. Remo
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.
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).
By Philip C. Tubeza
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.