June 10, 2023

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DOH says gov’t to ensure wellbeing insurance policy for all as PhilHealth abolition eyed


The governing administration will make certain that the health care desires of Filipinos will however be financed in the event that  PhilHealth is abolished, Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire explained Wednesday.

Vergeire created the statement two days soon after President Rodrigo Duterte advised the abolition of the condition wellness insurance company thanks to large corruption.

“Kung mangyari male iyon, hindi naman papayag ang gobyerno na hindi punuan kung anuman ang kakulangan kung mangyari itong pronouncement ni Presidente para hindi magkaroon ng monetary hardship ang ating mga kababayan,” Vergeire mentioned.

“Ang ating Pangulo ay may well ganyang prerogative, base sa ebidensiya na inihahain sa kanya na i-privatize o tanggalin ito [PhilHealth], but we guarantee the public na kung sakaling ‘yan ay matuloy, hindi pababayaan ng gobyerno na walang ipapalit na economic system na makaka-assistance at mapapangalagaan ang kalusugan ng ating mga kababayan,” Vergeire added.

PhilHealth officials have been accused of misusing P15 billion worthy of of funds under its Internal Reimbursement Mechanism, which granted advance payment promises to hospitals even if these hospitals do not cater to COVID-19 people.

Per PhilHealth documents, only P5.5 billion of the P15 billion IRM has been liquidated.

Due to the fact the controversy broke out, the Palace-shaped Process Force by now advisable the submitting of charges towards resigned PhilHealth chief Ricardo Morales, Senior Vice President Jovita Aragona, Officer in Demand Calixto Gabuya Jr., SVP Renato Limsiaco Jr., SVP Israel Pargas, Executive Vice President and Main Working Officer Arnel de Jesus, and Division Chief Bobby Crisostomo in excess of the alleged PhilHealth fund misuse, which include that of IRM.

The proposed 2021 budget allocated a P71 billion spending plan for PhilHealth, mainly for the implementation of the Universal Health care regulation which provides totally free wellbeing insurance for all Filipinos. — BM, GMA Information

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