Press Release
May 4, 2020

Statement of Senator Sonny Angara

The universal health care law says PhilHealth can get up to 3% but the timing is very unfortunate given the economic crisis worldwide. At a time when people are losing jobs or taking pay cuts and business is suffering in general we should think of alternative ways to fund PhilHealth. Perhaps a health bond or some other financial instrument.

Also, we shouldn't stop OFWs from leaving just because they don't pay their premium to PhilHealth I don't believe the law authorizes that. If the IRR state that then it's overboard and probably illegal.

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