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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 »

37 GOCCs received P42.1B in subsidies in 2012

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The government gave out P42.1 billion in subsidies to 37 state-owned and -controlled corporations and similar entities in 2012, with most of the funds going to those engaged in health, food, power, irrigation and housing projects.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Achieving a meaningful healthcare coverage

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One of the major commitments of the present administration is to provide hundred-percent healthcare coverage for all Filipinos. Getting sick and being able to afford the required treatment is a key concern of the average Filipino whose earnings are barely enough for the other basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and children’s education. There’s practically nothing left in the family budget for healthcare such that when someone gets sick, they have to sell belongings and/or ask for financial assistance from relatives and friends.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Recto wants over half of sin tax revenues allocated for PhilHealth

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Sen. Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Ralph Recto on Tuesday proposed that more than half of the P40 billion additional revenue that is expected to be collected from increased “sin” taxes should be released directly to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp., or PhilHealth).

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PhilHealth will now pay for kidney transplants

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The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will pay for kidney transplant procedures of members and their dependents suffering from end-stage renal disease.

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PhilHealth, NKTI to give qualified patients kidney transplant package

Philhealth members who need a kidney transplant at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) will be provided with access to evidence-based treatment protocols and high-quality anti-organ rejection medicines.

Posted: September 21st, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

PhilHealth, SSS expands services for the poor

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The state-run Social Security System and PhilHealth are expanding their services for the poor, hoping to cover more indigent families as well as the informal sectors, officials said on Friday.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

BIR orders PhilHealth to withhold doctors’ taxes

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue has directed the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. to withhold income tax payments of doctors in an effort to collect more income tax from professionals. The BIR ruled through Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 38-2011 that PhilHealth payouts on members’, covering doctor’s professional fees as well as hospital facility fees, are subject [...]

Posted: September 14th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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