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On July 30, 2019, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released an amount of PhP27.7 billion for the payment of the one-year health insurance premiums of indigent families, families under the Bangsamoro Program, Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program, and point-of-service (POS) patients, broken down as follows:

Category

No. of Beneficiaries

(@ PhP2,400/annum)

Amount

Indigents

10,704,980

PhP25,691,952,000

Bangsamoro Program

12,727

PhP30,544,800

PAMANA Program

21,271

PhP51,050,400

POS Patients

800,639

PhP1,921,533,600

TOTAL

11,539,617

PhP27,695,080,800

Indigent families are those who have no visible means of income, or whose income is insufficient for family subsistence, as identified by the Department of Social Welfare and Development through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction. Meanwhile, POS patients are those non-Philhealth members assessed by the hospital/medical social worker as financially-incapable to pay for hospital care at the point of hospital admission. The POS program provides POS patients immediate entitlement to PhilHealth benefits.

 

The Bangsamoro Program covers the families from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front communities and their decommissioned combatants, while the PAMANA Program covers families of former combatants, such as the New People’s Army, Moro National Liberation Front, Revolutionary Proletarian Army, Cordillera People’s Liberation Army, and communities coming from areas affected by conflicts.1

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1 Philhealth's certification on the list of families, as identified by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.

For inquiries, further questions and requests for interview, please contact Hazel Intia.

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Telephone: (+632)-657-3300 local 2601
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