Parang nabunutan ng tinik: Vico Sotto meets beneficiary of healthcare reform

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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto unexpectedly met a man who benefited from the no-balance billing implemented by the city government when he visited Pasig City General Hospital (PCGH).

In his campaign diary on Facebook, Sotto said the man was happy that he didn’t have to pay the P100,000 bill incurred by his wife when she was admitted to PCGH.

“Para daw siyang nabunutan ng tinik sa dibdib nung malaman niyang libre pala,” he said.

The mayor said there was also a COVID-19 patient admitted to a local referral center who didn’t have to pay the P1.6 million bill due to the no-balance billing policy.

“Hindi kailangan ng card para malibre; basta Pasigueño at nangangailangan ng tulong,” Sotto said.

“Isa lang po ito sa maraming hakbang natin tungo sa Universal Health Care. #uhc,” he added.