Roque wants healthcare for all Filipinos


Following the directive of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA), Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. called on the Senate to pass the Universal Health Care (UHC) Bill.
In several radio interviews on Wednesday, July 25, Secretary Roque, who was the principal author of House Bill No. 5784 when he was still a member of the 17th Congress, said the President’s message is clear: universal healthcare should be prioritized. NEWS SOURCE: Roque calls on Senate to prioritize Universal Health Care Bill; By PTV News - AVDS - July 25, 2018; https://www.ptvnews.ph/roque-calls-senate-prioritize-universal-health-care-bill/
Universal health care is a health care system that provides health care and financial protection to all citizens of a particular country.

Universal health care (also called universal health coverage, universal coverage, universal care, or socialized health care) is a health care system that provides health care and financial protection to all citizens of a particular country. It is organized around providing a specified package of benefits to all members of a society with the end goal of providing financial risk protection, improved access to health services, and improved health outcomes. SOURCE: World Health Organization (November 22, 2010). "The world health report: health systems financing: the path to universal coverage". Geneva: World Health Organization. ISBN 978-92-4-156402-1. Retrieved April 11, 2012; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_health_care#cite_note-WHO_2010-1

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