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PhilHealth coverage for all seniors sought

AN ELDERLY woman is on her way to a voter registration area set up by the Commission on Elections. A senior citizens’ rights advocate is calling for better deals for the elderly, like expanded health insurance coverage. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

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.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

PhilHealth warns hospitals against turning away members


The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) warned on Monday an organization of private hospitals against refusing to honor benefits accorded to its members.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Recto pushes for Philhealth coverage of TB, all senior citizens

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »


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.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Philhealth lauded for plan to cover ‘catastrophic illnesses’


“Very ambitious.” This was how a Department of Health official described a medical package offered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. that would now include the “very expensive” treatment of some “catastrophic illnesses.”

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »