10 months P22B funding gap for Health Care program MB
By Analou de Vera The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Tuesday said that there is still P22 billion funding gap for the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) program. Dr. Roy Benedicto Ferrer(Philhealth / MANILA BULLETIN) The Department of Health (DOH) will be needing P257 billion for the first year of implementation of the UHC program. “Based on our calculations, the shortage is only at P22 billion,” said acting PhilHealth President and CEO Dr. Roy Ferrer in a press briefing. Current fund sources for UHC include the DOH budget, PhilHealth subsidy, PhilHealth contributory collections, and from the Philippine Charity ... more