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Ayos ‘to! QC Councilor Francisco wants PhilHealth for trike boys

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The Quezon City government is moving for the enrollment of local Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) members to the sponsored program component of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

City Resolution 6960, principally authored by Councilor Allan Butch T. Francisco, highlights the city government’s continuing commitment to provide its residents, especially the poor, access to quality medical and health care services.

Prior to the approval of the resolution, the QC government, through the city’s Social Services Development Department (SSDD), has already included TODA members for coverage under Philhealth-sponsored programs.

In 2016, the QC government set aside P120 million to cover the Philhealth enrollment of some 50,000 beneficiaries, which include contractual employees of the QC Hall, barangay officials, solo parents, persons with disabilities and children in conflict with the law.

Of the total 50,000 target beneficiaries, the city has served 42,700 clients. Clients served include some 19,251 indigent clients; 3,726 contractual employees; 3,269 TODA members; 9,657 solo parents; 4,858 PWDs and 443 children in conflict with the law.

To date, Quezon City leads local government units in the number of beneficiaries enrolled to the Philhealth-sponsored program.

Pursuant to the National Health Insurance Act of 1995, all Filipino citizens are required to enroll in the National Health Insurance Program.