The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and the provincial government of Batangas met recently in Pasig City to thresh out various operational issues in the implementation of UHC at the level of local government units such as registering PhilHealth beneficiaries to a primary care provider within their jurisdiction and integrating all local health systems into a provincial-wide health system.
During the meeting, the state health insurance agency thoroughly discussed the roles and functions of the Local Health Board which is being chaired by the local chief executive; fund distribution, among others. To better respond to the UHC challenge, the Province of Batangas has apportioned P2-B for health care services this year.
In photo are PhilHealth President and CEO BGen. Ricardo C. Morales [6th from left] and Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas [beside Morales] together with senior PhilHealth officials and senior provincial officers of the province after the meeting in Pasig City.