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Hospitals urged to reduce plastic waste

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:50 PM

International NGO Health Care Without Harm wants to influence hospitals to reduce plastic use and help local government units craft better policies that can also guide hospitals

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Crisis-hit Greeks foot steep bills for health, education

May 12, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Public hospitals and schools in Greece continue to struggle as a result of the country's debt crisis, affecting poverty-stricken patients and the quality of education

Retired tenor Achilleas Papadopoulos looks at the medicines he received at the social pharmacy of Elliniko in this picture taken on February 27, 2019. - The pharmacy runs on donated medicine and disposables. Some 40,000 people have brought medicine, many from abroad. During nearly a decade of cuts imposed as Greece struggled to avert national bankruptcy, public education and health were among the sectors hit the hardest as the country lost a quarter of its national output. Amid sweeping layoffs, wage cuts and tax hikes, many found themselves unable to keep up with their social insurance contributions, and were therefore pushed out of state-provided health support. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP)

EXPLAINER: What Filipinos can expect from the Universal Health Care Law

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:27 PM

All Filipinos will be granted health coverage but not everything will be free. Here's what you can expect.

PANOORIN: Universal health care – ano pa ang kulang?

Mar 30, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Paliwanag ng ekonomistang si JC Punongbayan, panimulang hakbang lang ang batas na ito. Marami pang dapat gawin para maging tunay na pangkalahatan ang healthcare sa bansa.

Trump administration escalates legal battle against Obamacare

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Democrats react with anger to the administration's latest move

'PENDING REPEAL.' An Obamacare logo is shown on a clinic in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Who should be credited for the passage of the universal health care law?

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:12 AM

The landmark universal health care law is not any lawmaker's single-handed achievement

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial signing of the Revised Corporation Code and the Universal Health Care Act at the Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2019. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DOH: Enough funds to implement universal health care law

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III also renews his appeal for lawmakers to pass measures to sustain the new law, such as higher taxes for tobacco and alcohol products

ENOUGH FUNDS. Health officials and lawmakers give assurances of adequate funding for the Universal Health Care Law. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Universal healthcare: Why we’re still not quite there yet

Feb 21, 2019 - 1:20 PM

If only for the added assurance and security it offers – and the direction it decisively sets for the healthcare sector at large – the Universal Health Care Act is a very welcome development

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Duterte signs universal health care law

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The measure intends to provide health care for all Filipinos so financial problems will not get in the way of seeking medical attention

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

[OPINION] Mistrust in vaccination reflects mistrust in broken health system

Feb 19, 2019 - 10:17 AM

The fear stoked by the lack of accountability cannot be quelled by diverting the issue from the root cause of the alleged hysteria, especially when there have been gaps in achieving vaccination targets for several years

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FALSE: Duterte 'signed' universal health care bill in October 2018

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:16 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to sign the bill into law because Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed the bicameral conference committee report only on January 21, 2019

Migrants need better access to health care in Europe – WHO

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Depending on the country and migrants' status, they may enjoy full access to the health care system or none at all

MIGRANTS. In this file photo taken on May 14, 2018 migrants look at the coastline as they stand aboard the French rescue ship MV Aquarius, off the coast of Sicily. File photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

U.S. judge says Obamacare can stand while appeal is heard

Dec 31, 2018 - 5:24 PM

If the decision declaring Obamacare as unconstitutional is upheld, it could significantly disrupt the US health care system

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

U.S. judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:32 PM

The ruling came one day before the Saturday, December 15 deadline to sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage in 2019

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

Bicam approves universal health care bill

Nov 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

If the bill is signed into law, all Filipinos would get 'immediate eligibility' for and access to the full spectrum of health care

APPROVED. Lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives approved a reconciled version of the universal health care bill. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

House panel approves bill increasing alcohol taxes

Nov 22, 2018 - 11:05 AM

The bill seeks to curb consumption of alcohol while raising funds for the universal health care program

'DEADLY'. Alcohol kills 3 million people worldwide each year, a study finds. File photo by bogdanhoda/Shutterstock

DOH seeks more funds to finish nearly-complete health facilities in 2019

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque says about P16.7 billion is needed to make over 1,000 health facilities nationwide operational

BUDGET HEARING. Health Secretary Francisco Duque at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Health. Nov. 13, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. midterms: Key factors of the 2018 elections

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:03 AM

Here are the key factors in the battle for political control in Washington and across the country

ISSUES. AFP looks into the key factors in the battle for political control in Washington and across the country. Shutterstock; Trump file photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP; Border file photo by Orlando Estrada/AFP; Shooting file photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

WHO to PH: 'Real investment' in universal health care 'needs to happen'

Nov 06, 2018 - 8:29 PM

WHO Country Representative Gundo Weiler says the agency also supports calls to increase tobacco taxes from P32.50 per pack to P90

HEALTH INVESTMENT. The World Health Organization said the Philippines needed to ensure funding for universal health care. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

P257B needed for first year of universal health care coverage – DOH

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Increasing the excise tax on cigarettes from P32.50 per pack to P90 will also discourage smoking and lessen incidents of tobacco-related diseases, says Health Secretary Duque

FUNDS. A major source of funding for the proposed universal health care law will be revenue collected from the sin tax. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duque asks Duterte to certify tobacco tax hike bill as urgent

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Department of Health wants excise tax on cigarettes to be increased to P90 per pack from the current P32.50

MORE EXPENSIVE CIGARETTES. Customers looks at a stall selling cigarettes and electronic cigarettes at a mall in Manila. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Senate approves universal health care bill

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:15 PM

But the measure is still far from being enacted as lawmakers will have reconcile the different provisions of the Senate and House of Representatives versions

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

[ANALYSIS] Stop blaming devolution for health sector failures

Oct 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Instead, make it work by ensuring that leaders deliver and citizens participate

[OPINION] Bringing care back to health care

Sep 22, 2018 - 4:18 PM

Governments should go beyond the question of access and keep in mind that quality health care has nothing to do with anyone's capacity to pay

Senate eyes passage of universal health care bill by October

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:43 PM

But committee chair Senator JV Ejercito says the current squabble over Malacañang's decision to revoke Senator Antonio Trillanes' amnesty is 'affecting' the passage of bills

HEALTH CARE. (L-R) Kabayan representative Ron Salo, Quezon 4th district representative Angelina Tan, Senator JV Ejercito, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque, Senator Risa Hontiveros push for the passage of the universal health care bill. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

[OPINION] Tax carbon emitters, use new revenue for health care

Aug 23, 2018 - 8:57 AM

Will our lawmakers seize this golden opportunity or will they resign us to a future of unintended consequences?

Cigarette prices to increase more with passage of universal health care bill

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Health Secretary Duque says the increase in revenues from higher sin taxes will be a major source of funds for the universal health care law

FUNDS. A major source of funding for the proposed universal health care law will be revenue collected from the sin tax.

Duterte urges 'speedy passage' of universal health care bill

Jul 24, 2018 - 12:30 PM

While the House has passed its version of the bill, the counterpart measure in the Senate is still pending in the committee level

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

Duterte to certify as urgent universal healthcare coverage bill

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:27 AM

Supporters of the bill say the proposed measure would give Filipinos the 'full spectrum' of health services but its critics fear it would allow private facilities to dominate the health care system

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 27th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on July 9, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trump's scandal-hit health secretary resigns

Sep 30, 2017 - 8:46 AM

Tom Price, a wealthy orthopedic surgeon and former lawmaker from Georgia, is the most senior official to be forced out so far

TOM PRICE. In this file photo, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga) gets off of the Senate subway on Capitol Hill, January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Defiant Republicans in last-gasp Obamacare repeal bid

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:17 AM

(UPDATED) After falling one vote short this summer, Republicans have revived efforts to shred Obamacare. Momentum swelled in the past week

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Daftar komunitas yang peduli kesehatan jiwa

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Komunitas komunitas seperti Into The Light Get Happy Komunitas Peduli Skizofrenia Indonesia Indonesia Mental Health Care Foundation peduli isu seperti depresi dan pencegahan bunuh diri

Trump rips into Republicans after health care defeat

Jul 30, 2017 - 7:24 AM

The president demands that lawmakers revisit the hot button issue taunting them by saying that otherwise they are no more than total quitters

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump looks on at at event in Washington, DC, July 20, 2017. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal, bitter blow to Trump

Jul 28, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The collapse marks a major setback for Republican leadership and for Trump who had campaigned relentlessly on a pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act

3 U.S. senators balk at health bill, putting reforms in peril

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The sudden announcement by Senators Lindsey Graham Ron Johnson and John McCain throws into disarray their party s years long effort to overhaul Barack Obama s health care reforms

This file photo taken on June 28, 2017 shows protesters against the US Senate Republicans' healthcare bill holding a rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Crunch time as U.S. Senate braces for health care vote

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Big day for HealthCare After 7 years of talking we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate Trump tweets

TRUMP AND OBAMACARE. US President Donald Trump has spent weeks warning Republicans to get on board with his effort to overhaul his successor's health care reforms. Photo of Donald Trump by Saul Loeb/ AFP

Trump pressures Republicans to repeal, warns 'Obamacare is death'

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Trump strongly warns Republicans that they must pass health care reform taking his party to task and bluntly declaring that Obamacare is death

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer maintains US President Donald Trump shouldn t expect any support from them in the bid to repeal Obamacare

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump pauses during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP  TRUMP. US President Donald Trump pauses during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump to propose slashing Medicaid

May 22, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The plans to cut Medicaid – which funds health care for low income and disabled people – come as lawmakers from his Republican Party are battling to repeal and replace Obamacare in which Medicare plays an important role

TRUMP AND MEDICAID. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the South Florida Fair Expo Center on October 13, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida. File photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:57 AM

US President Donald Trump has suddenly heaped pressure on congressional Republican leadership by saying he expects a vote on a revived version of the bill next week or shortly thereafter

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT. A copy of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is shown during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Tensions are likely to flare up as US President Donald Trump turns to other key priorities like tax reform and a big infrastructure spending plan

RESET. This file photo taken on December 9, 2016 shows then US President-elect Donald Trump speaking during the USA Thank You Tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:09 AM

UPDATED The US President says Obamacare – which survived an attempt to have it repealed – will explode and is not sustainable

PRESIDENT TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump's health reform effort collapses

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:42 AM

UPDATED The bill s bruising defeat marks a second major policy setback for the new president who has seen his attempt to curb travel from Muslim majority countries twice frozen by the courts

TRUMP AND OBAMACARE. US President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Photo of Donald Trump by Saul Loeb/ AFP

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:24 AM

3rd UPDATE If it doesn t pass we re moving beyond health care says White House budget director Mick Mulvaney

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The Republican controlled House of Representatives votes on the controversial measure despite challenges over whether Trump and ally House Speaker Paul Ryan have enough backing to get the measure over the finish line

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT. A copy of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is show during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Ateneo student's life-saving health app earns global recognition

Mar 04, 2017 - 8:38 PM

Medical student Joel Alejandro creates Sali save a life app to help universalize CPR education and training

U.S. Congress approves first step for repealing Obamacare

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:27 AM

The House s near party line vote of 227 to 198 has approved a budget blueprint which provides Republicans with a framework for dismantling the Affordable Care Act

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

Cancer and the merchants of hope

Dec 02, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Complementary and alternative medicine must be taken seriously for a number of reasons