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Friday, October 08, 2010

Govt enjoins informal workers to pay for Philhealth coverage

WITH only P3.5 billion available of the total P7B needed to fully enrol all of the country's indigents in the government's socialized health care and insurance benefits, authorities now eye enjoining the informal sectors to be individually paying members.

Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Pauline Jane Ubial said the agency has received in its budget some P3.5B which used to be from the Assistance to Local Government Units as a source of funds for the agency's Phlhealth registration to indigents.

That however is not enough as the amount needs to be counterparted to cover the other half of the indigent population needing the service, she explained.

By this, with informal sectors convinced to be individually paying members, the scant resources available would be a big help to the most needy.

"We are talking about informal workers who can possibly pay P100 a month to get them into the beneficiary list," she said.

The Philhealth law, which was enacted in 1995 lays a government spending plan in a graduated scale that would ultimately cover 100% of the country's needy by 2010.

Later data however showed that while there have been conflicting claims of relative success, the government in more prone to believe that only about 29% of the indigents across the country has been served.

The DOH, she said based its findings and the data from the availments of the government socialized health care in accredited hospitals.

It would be until 2013 when the country could attain the...click local news

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