One of the common problems faced by Filipinos is acquiring funds to cover medical expenses. Despite being enrolled in government instated insurances such as PhilHealth or SSS, and private insurance companies, there still remains a huge amount of out of pocket expenditure and financial burden on the patient. Oftentimes, there is still a need to tap other public and private institutions to request for financial aid to help shoulder the remaining medical cost not covered by insurance benefits or packages.
This month, AmCham’s Healthcare and Wellness (HCW) committee meeting will delve into other programs or methods by the public sector which could provide individuals with the financial aid or assistance they need and the process of how to get them. This meeting will present the options or alternatives of individuals when searching for medical assistance, whether it be in the form of financial aid or medical goods.