Universal Health Care bill hurdles bicam

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 27 2018 08:38 PM

MANILA - The bicameral conference committee on Tuesday approved the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill which seeks to provide all Filipino families free medical attention.

Under the bill, all Filipino families will be covered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. 

The measure also seeks to improve access to health services by ensuring the availability of medicines, and health facilities.

In July, President Rodrigo Duterte certified the bill as priority. --Report from Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News