DLSU-AKI Policy Brief, Volume VII, No. 17
Mitigating Emissions Associated With the Production of Traded Goods
BRAc RN 2021-01
Shedding Light on Bank Deposits in Philippine Provinces
Modernizing VAT in the Digital Economy
Nature-Based Policies Towards Green Recovery: Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change and Future Disease Outbreaks

PIDS WB 2021-1104
Assessing the Philippines' Performance in Meeting the ASEAN Economic Community Vision 2025
PIDS WB 2021-1103
Examining The Health Impacts Of The COVID-19 Pandemic In The Philippines
ILS 30th Anniversary Video
PIDS WB 2021-1102
Evaluating the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program's Payment System
Publication Detail
PB 2021-06: Learning from Cuba and the United Kingdom: Towards Building a Universal National Health Services (NHS) for the Philippines

This policy brief intends to do the following: describe how the current public health care system in the Philippines failed to reduce healthcare-related out-of-pocket payments (OOPPs) for many citizens; present data on PhilHealth's unstable financial situation which limits the public insurance system's capacity to finance free health care; and outline a Cuban- & UK-inspired practical plan to build a Philippine National Health Services (NHS). The proposed recommendations seek to provide 100% free health care to all citizens through a three-pronged approach: increasing national government expenditure on health care; optimizing PhilHealth's collection efficiency and corruption prevention and transitioning towards a fully public health care system. The proposed policy action will re channel all premium payments to the public health care system where PhilHealth's support value is demonstrably more maximized and beneficial. The prescriptions aim to reduce co-payments or huge OOPPs which would enable a universal, accessible, and inclusive public health system.

DLSU-Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance
Authors Keywords
San Juan, David Michael; PhilHealth; health services; public health; universal healthcare; healthcare; Health Service; Philippine National Health Services; out-of-pocket payments; OOPP;
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