Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, the Committee on Health and Demography chair, said raising PhilHealth premium will only add to the burden of Filipinos still facing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last month, PhilHealth assured that increase in contributions will help ease the burden of members in hospitalization and expand other benefits.
Bong Go said the matter should studied farther and suggested that PhilHealth postpone the implementation of the premium hike.
Balance it all first. Study it thoroughly and hopefully, this would not be a burden to the poor. PhilHealth is still capable and hopefully, it can give an extension),” Go said.