I am very thrilled to hear about the bill being approved yesterday. I am not an ardent follower of the political scene back home but when it comes to the welfare of the Filipino people, I am in tune.

The approval of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Bill is a monumental step in protecting the health and welfare of every Filipino. This means, every Filipino will have access to numerous health care facilities, and welfare services.

Under the new UHC, PhilHealth will become the national purchaser of health services for the country. Many of the existing policies and regulations of PhilHealth have been retained and improved.

The UHC was authored by former Representative Harry Roque.

For more information about the Universal Health Care Bill, you may refer to the infographic below from the Department of Health (credit to DOH).

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