The House of Representatives in the Philippines recently passed a bill that seeks to give all Filipino citizens health care and insurance; a counterpart measure seeking universal health coverage is pending.
Opposition was significant, the article noted. ("In voting no for the bill, ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio said the bill pushes for the privatization and commercialization of the healthcare system. He said the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses of public hospitals would be removed and instead will rely entirely on PhilHealth.")
What are your thoughts on and reactions to this bill?