Faster expansion of health care coverage for informal sector needed

Monday 4th of November 2013

MANILA, Nov. 4 — Health care coverage for the informal sector is still slow according to a researcy of the UPecon Foundation – Health Equity and financial Protection in Asia Project (UPecon-HEFPA).

According to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDs) under  the National Health Insurance Program, the formal sector is mandatorily enrolled in the social health insurance program, while those in the informal sector, mostly self-employed and the near poor, have to enroll voluntarily.

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