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All Filipinos will be granted health coverage but not everything will be free. Here's what you can expect.
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.
The landmark universal health care law is not any lawmaker's single-handed achievement
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
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
The measure intends to provide health care for all Filipinos so financial problems will not get in the way of seeking medical attention
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
If the bill is signed into law, all Filipinos would get 'immediate eligibility' for and access to the full spectrum of health care
WHO Country Representative Gundo Weiler says the agency also supports calls to increase tobacco taxes from P32.50 per pack to P90
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
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
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
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
Will our lawmakers seize this golden opportunity or will they resign us to a future of unintended consequences?
While the House has passed its version of the bill, the counterpart measure in the Senate is still pending in the committee level
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