I was a member of Philippine Health Insurane (PhilHealth) since 1994 to 2008. I moved to United States and got another Health Insurance there. Because we are planning to live in the Philippines for good, I started to reconnect my PhilHealth Insurance. I asked my auntie to inquire, she came back with a form with a message that there will be an increase of the amount of premiums next year. I was good about it since it is still cheap compared to United States'. Of course the services and benefits are way more better in the U.S.
Lately, I learned about this NEWS Release:
Blas F. Ople Policy Center dated December 20, 2011.
"Several non-government organizations involved in overseas employment issues banded together to oppose Philhealth Circular No. 022 that would nearly triple the amount of premiums to be paid by overseas Filipino workers by next year."
The said increased is too much! Most OFWs are not living a good life in there respective country of destination. Income are just barely enough for their self and family. I wanna tell these lawmakers in our country that they should read OFW blogs and stories before making any major decisions. Better yet, support Pinoy OFW/Expats Blogs Awards and do good things for OFWs.
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