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PHINO affecting PhilHealth
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

The full-blast implementation of the Provincial Health Insurance program in Negros Oriental has greatly affected the enrolment of indigent families with the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.

This was confirmed by provincial head Maritess Que of PhilHealth, who said that in Negros Oriental they have a target enrolment of 110,000 indigents this year.

But so far, they have enrolled only 52 percent of the target because of the massive implementation of the PHINO, she said.

The insurance issue was compounded by the recent development regarding the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, where beneficiaries are given the option to choose between PHINO or Philhealth.

In Siquijor where there is no PHINO, the enrolment with PhilHealth is more than 200 percent, Que pointed out.*JG

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