Proposed House bill: President can suspend PhilHealth contribution hike
MANILA, Philippines — A bill seeking to grant the President power to suspend the period of implementation of the increase of premium rates for the direct contributors of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) was filed by Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez.
The said bill is an amendment of Republic Act No. 11223, or the “Universal Health Care Act,” which will give way to a rise of contributions in 2023 from 4 percent to 4.5 percent, or from the minimum monthly premium of P400 to P450.
“The President of the Philippines may, upon recommendation of the PhilHealth board, suspend and adjust the period of implementation of the scheduled increase of p…
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