Pinirmahan na ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang Universal Care Act na magbibigay ng health care sa mga Pilipino. P257 billion is the budget for the first year implementation of the bill.
This Healthcare will make sure all Filipinos have access to health services and protection. All Filipinos will be automatically enrolled to NHIP (National Health Insurance Program) which can be classified as people with capacity to pay (Direct Contributors) or who is sponsored by government like senior citizens and PWD ( Indirect Contributors)
This Act grants all Filipino directly to have access with health services. Also the law will expand PhilHealth coverage, which would include free medical checkups, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic services.
If you want to know more about Univesrsal Health care Act 2019 ,Please see the DOH website https://www.doh.gov.ph/UHC