I wanted to reflect something about my birthday. But I also wanted to reflect about the coming elections. Very briefly, I only have this on mind right now.
On my birthday, I want a gift that that not only benefits me but all Filipinos. I want a truly Universal Health Care. And this can only be achieved if we have a functioning Primary Health Care System. What we have now is a sort of a hybrid health system, a devolved but nationally led system.
I just came from the hospital and my family needs hospitalization. I know it is covered by Philhealth but we still need out of pocket expenses which is 2x the total Philhealth coverage. Where is Universal Health Care?