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Bulacan Cong Sy-Alvardo thanks Duterte for passing bill for PWDs’ PhilHealth coverage

Mar 11, 2019 @ 11:19

Bulacan 1st District Representative Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for passing a bill he co-authored ensuring mandatory PhilHealth coverage for Persons With Disability.

“Batas na po ang House Bill 8014 na pinanukala ng inyong Abang Lingkod kasama ang aking mga kaibigan sa Kongreso na nagbibigay ng Libreng Philhealth Coverage sa mga Persons with Disability,” Sy-Alvarado said last Friday on his Facebook page.

“Maraming salamat Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa pagmamahal at malasakit mo sa mga kababayan natin,” the politiko added.

Republic Act 11228, titled, “An Act Providing for the Mandatory Philhealth Coverage for all Persons with Disability (PWDs),” was signed into law on Feb. 22, and was published on March 4.

The law states that all PWDs shall automatically be covered under the National Health Insurance Program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.

It said that premium contributions for all PWDs shall be paid by the national government.

But the premium contributions of PWD members in the formal economy shall be shared equally by their employers and the national government.

The necessary funding for this particular program will be sourced from proceeds from the excise tax on alcohol and tobacco products.

Sy-Alvarado said the legislation is among those strongly fought for by her mother who is a member of the PWD group.

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