By Jocelyn R. Uy
The Department of Health (DOH) said it has been working out a package with the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) to ensure indigent patients could avail of cataract surgery for free in a bid to curb the prevalence of visual impairment and blindness among Filipinos.
A senior citizens’ rights advocate called on Congress to give priority to a legislation that would give free and full Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) coverage for senior citizens.
By Christian V. Esguerra
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) warned on Monday an organization of private hospitals against refusing to honor benefits accorded to its members.
By Christine O. Avendaño
If passed, two bills by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto would see the Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth) expand its coverage to include treatment of tuberculosis and make it mandatory to cover all senior citizens.
Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Monday expressed optimism that government hospitals will become self-sustaining as the Aquino administration pushes for more Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) enrollments particularly for the poorest of the poor.