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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 »

Philhealth employee who bared chief’s false entries in biodata fired


One of the whistleblowers in the supposed anomaly at the regional office of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) here said she was terminated from work by the official she and several others had filed complaints against.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »