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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

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

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

PH making 'steady progress' on social protection – ADB

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The Asian Development Bank credits the country s cash transfer program and the expansion of PhilHealth for the improvement in the protection of its vulnerable citizens

Is Duterte’s Cabinet ready for Duterte?

Oct 07, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Instead of finding ways to back up Duterte’s strong policy pronouncements and make them a reality these Cabinet members are trying to water them down to within their comfort zones

What PH can learn from Cuba's health services

Sep 11, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial: I m sure that our universal health care dream will benefit from the lessons that we learned in the Cuban model

OFFICIAL VISIT. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial meets health officials in Cuba during her official visit. All photos from the Department of Health

Learning from Cuba's health system: 35,000 more doctors needed in PH

Sep 06, 2016 - 10:24 AM

To bring the doctor to patient ratio close to that of Cuba s Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the Philippines will need around P57 billion

OFFICIAL VISIT. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial visits Cuba to learn from about its public health system. All photos from the Department of Health

DSWD care centers 'severely lack' health personnel

Aug 28, 2016 - 11:46 AM

There is only one health personnel attending to the needs of every 100 clients of DSWD care facilities

SHORTAGE. There are only 144 health personnel attending to ore than 10,000 people the Department of Social Welfare and Development are nursing in their care facilities.

SONA 2016: Lawmakers happy Duterte supports their bills

Jul 25, 2016 - 9:34 PM

UPDATED Some lawmakers have filed bills on tax reform passport validity and universal health care even before President Rodrigo Duterte mentions them in his SONA

1ST SONA. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while delivering his first State of the Nation Address on July 25. PHoto by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

SONA 2016: Duterte urges full implementation of RH law

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM

But the President is silent on a 2015 temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court which advocates consider the biggest challenge in implementing the reproductive health law

IMPLEMENT RH. In his first State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte says the reproductive health law 'must be put into full force'. Screenshot from RTVM

Use of modern family planning methods in PH rose in 2015 – report

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:15 PM

A report says government and non governmental organizations allocated a total of P40 70 billion in 2015 for the implementation of the Reproductive Health law

Aquino rejects bill increasing entry-level nurses’ pay

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:41 PM

The additional costs that this salary increase would entail may cause unintended repercussions such as possible downsizing of hospital personnel and consequent increase in health care costs President Benigno Aquino III says in his budget message

GOING ABROAD? Many unemployed nurses seek better opportunities abroad. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Challenges for next health chief: Immunization, TRO on implants

Jun 15, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Janette Garin hopes her successor won t have to encounter the inconveniences and problems she had to go through in her one year and 4 months as health secretary

Rappler Talk: The next step for PH health care

Jun 14, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Watch Rappler s interview with Health Secretary Janette Garin here live

Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on health

Apr 18, 2016 - 11:10 AM

All presidential candidates want to provide better health care for Filipinos but how will they do it?

HEALTH CARE. A nurse tends to patients confined for typhoid fever at the overcrowded Jose P. Rizal Memorial public hospital in Calamba, Philippines. File photo by Dennis M Sabangan/EPA

Refugees escape war, but face new threat in Europe – germs

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Health experts warn refugees are at risk of illnesses such as measles tuberculosis cholera and typhoid fever

epa05252765 A refugee woman washes her clothes, at a makeshift camp where refugees and migrants find temporary shelter, at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, 10 April 2016. The use of violence against refugees is dangerous and reprehensible, Refugee Crisis Body spokesman Giorgos Kyritsis says. EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

Health care and the 2016 elections

Mar 12, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Are presidential candidates saying the right thing when it comes to health care in the Philippines?

How to use the DOH's Hospital Advisor tool

Feb 03, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Consider these 5 points when using this online hospital rating service

Family denied death certificate over unpaid hospital bills

Dec 18, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The Misajon family lost a loved one but that was not the end of their ordeal

What urbanization, aging population mean for PH

Aug 23, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The problem of one is the problem of all

OLD, POOR. NSCB reports that the latest poverty incidence among the country's senior citizens is 15.8% as of 2009, while the magnitude of poor is around 1.1 million. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

What to expect at Global Forum for Health 2015

Aug 18, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Press release: Here is what s in store at Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health Forum 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center PICC Pasay City on 24 27 August 2015

Ayala Corporation to invest $50M in health care, education

Aug 14, 2015 - 5:11 PM

To date the conglomerate has invested 20 million in the recent acquisition of 50 interest in Generika group and 60 in the University of Nueva Caceres

PH IT-BPM industry to fill demand for health care outsourcing

Aug 05, 2015 - 5:20 PM

IT BPM leaders are working to develop a pool of talent to fill in the huge requirement for certified coders and clinical assistants

LEADING LIGHTS. Leading figures of the IT industry including IBPAP president Jose Mari Mercado (2nd from left) detail the direction they will take the industry in at the 2015 IT-BPM Summit pre-event conference. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

Include dental health in 2016 budget – Recto

Jun 20, 2015 - 4:52 PM

One in 7 Filipinos miss work or school due to aching teeth or gums

HEALTHY SMILES FOR PINOYS. With the current dental problems faced by Filipinos, Senator Ralph Recto wants to appropriate funds for oral health care in 2016. Graphics by Alejandro Edoria

World Bank: 400M still lack access to key health care services

Jun 13, 2015 - 11:39 AM

In low and middle income countries 6 of the people are at risk of being forced into or pushed further into poverty by health care costs

A call for greener, healthier hospitals

Jun 05, 2015 - 12:02 PM

At the St Paul Hospital in Tuguegarao instead of using toxic chemical disinfectants the housekeeping department uses vinegar and baking soda as their main cleaning agents

Filipina provider responds to questions about US healthcare

May 31, 2015 - 12:17 AM

Our seasoned volunteers like Mary inspire and support those who have come aboard later said Leticia Perez volunteer coordinator

Barangay health stations rising from the Haiyan rubble

May 16, 2015 - 11:53 AM

Filipinos in rural areas prefer to get basic medical services in barangay health stations but these are very vulnerable to strong typhoons such as Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013

World Vision has handed over 21 health facilities across its response areas. Medical equipment such as pre-natal beds, gloves, first aid kits, weighing scales, height boards, anthropomorphic measurement instruments and detecto scales were also provided. Photo by Jennina Lanza/World Vision

The challenges of maternal health in PH

May 14, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Poor unemployed mothers struggle to find ways of putting a meal on their table is constant and their health and that of their children take the back seat

A Filipino mother and her child eat their lunch while waiting for their ship back to their provinces in Port Area, Manila, Philippines on 07 January 2010. Slightly fewer Filipinos look forward to 2010 with hope after experiencing a series of tragedies in 2009, among them epic floods in Metro Manila and Luzon, a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed. The survey, conducted from 05 to 10 December 2009, found that while nine out of 10 Filipinos were hopeful, the rate was lower than in the previous three years. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Half of world's rural populations cannot access health care – UN

Apr 27, 2015 - 9:13 PM

In the first report of its kind the UN s International Labour Organization finds that the rural urban divide was omnipresent from the richest countries down to the poorest

ESCAPING WAR. A woman and her children displaced by fighting in South Sudan sit outside her tent at the Kule camp for Internally Displaced People at the Pagak border crossing in Gambella, Ethiopia, on July 10, 2014. Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

#AfterYolanda: Gaps in mental health care glaring

Apr 16, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Yolanda survivors had suffered from mental health conditions like depression anxiety post traumatic stress disorder and post natal depression

PHOTO PACKAGE FOR ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 19, 2013, Mary Joy Ducusin reacts as she finds her missing six year old son, British citizen Jairo Ben among the bodies brought to one of three mass burial sites where they so far have received more than one thousand typhoon victims in Tacloban, after Super Typhoon Haiyan swept over the central Philippines. Haiyan, the strongest storm ever to make landfall, packed winds of 315 kilometres (195 miles) per hour when it slammed the central Philippines on November 8, 2013, bringing tsunami-like storm surges that wiped out entire villages and left more than 7,350 people dead or missing. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN / FILES

Italy doctor with Ebola has recovered –media

Jan 02, 2015 - 7:25 AM

The doctor who has been in isolation in a medical institute since mid November was undergoing an experimental treatment

Is the anti-dengue drug trial ordered by Ona ethical?

Dec 04, 2014 - 9:47 AM

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development says it approved only the technical aspects of the clinical trials of ActRx TriAct for dengue treatment