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Higher alcohol, tobacco taxes to fund Universal Health Care: Duque

Higher alcohol, tobacco taxes to fund Universal Health Care: Duque By Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday stressed the importance of passing the pending sin tax bills in the Senate to ensure sufficient funding for the Universal Health Care (UHC) program and improve … Continue reading

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Going digital to enhance Universal Health Care implementation: health care expert

Going digital to enhance UHC implementation: health care expert By Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Hospitals going digital is an important component in the success of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law implementation since it provides quality care for more patients, a health care expert said. In an interview on the sidelines … Continue reading

Philippine Health Insurance in W. Visayas ready for Universal Health Care enactment
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Philippine Health Insurance in W. Visayas ready for Universal Health Care enactment

PhilHealth in W. Visayas ready for UHC enactment By Gail Momblan Iloilo City (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in Western Visayas is ready for the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) law or Republic Act No. 11223. As one of its preparations, PhilHealth asked the support of government information … Continue reading

President Duterte signs Universal Healthcare Care law; Solons say it’s a step toward healthier PH
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President Duterte signs Universal Healthcare Care law; Solons say it’s a step toward healthier PH

President Duterte signs Universal Healthcare Care law; Solons say it’s a step toward healthier PH By Azer Parrocha and Filane Mikee Cervantes MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday signed the Universal Health Care Act into law which will automatically enroll all Filipinos under the government’s health insurance program. Duterte signed … Continue reading

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PCSO to give P8-B to PhilHealth for Universal Healthcare Program implementation

PCSO to give P8-B to PhilHealth for UHC implementation By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will give PHP8 billion to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s Universal Healthcare (UHC) Program. “The agency will give 40 percent from the 30 percent … Continue reading

Passage of universal health care bill seen before Christmas
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Passage of universal health care bill seen before Christmas

Passage of universal health care bill seen before ChristmasBy Manny Balbin MARILAO, Bulacan (Philippines News Agency) — Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, on Monday expressed optimism that the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill seeking to give all Filipinos access to health care coverage and services, will become … Continue reading

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Universal Health Care bill passage to improve health service delivery: DOH

UHC bill passage to improve health service delivery: DOH By Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The passage of the universal health care (UHC) bill would correct the inefficiencies in the current health system as it will empower community health units in the provision of quality health care to every Filipino, the Department … Continue reading

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Palace hopeful for passage of universal healthcare this month

Palace hopeful for passage of universal healthcare this month By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Malacañang on Wednesday expressed hope that Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito will live up to his promise to push for the passage of the Universal Healthcare in the Senate within the month. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he … Continue reading

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Universal Health Care bill to make check-ups free for Filipinos

Universal Health Care bill to make check-ups free for Filipinos MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Senator Sonny Angara on Tuesday has sponsored the Universal Health Care bill, which aims to ensure that every Filipino will have access to appropriate, affordable, and quality health services including free checkups, laboratory tests and medicines. Under Senate Bill 1896, … Continue reading