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Stella Quimbo says execs using IRM to bleed PhilHealth dry

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Stella Quimbo uncovered yet another dirty scheme of PhilHealth during House hearings.

PhilHealth officials have been making the wrong judgment call all along as they seem to be purposefully draining the insurance agency of money by haphazardly paying huge sums to private hospitals even when it’s not needed.

The Marikina congresswoman and veteran economist pointed out that PhilHealth already set aside P26.8 billion for COVID-19 admissions when actual consumption is only at P3.3 billion for now.

“Ang implication ng bulok na sistema ng IRM ay tila parang blank check siya at libreng pautang sa mga ospital. Imbis na ang pondo ng PhilHealth ay kanilang ini-invest, ang nangyayari ay naka-park ito sa mga ospital at may discretion silang waldasin ang pera ng bayan,” the politiko said.