PhilHealth ‘wag buwagin; magpatulong sa pribadong sektor- solon

PhilHealth ‘wag buwagin; magpatulong sa pribadong sektor- solon

December 14, 2021 @ 4:06 PM 10 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Sa halip na buwagin ang state insurer PhilHealth na suhestiyon ng ilan, inirekomenda ng isang mambabatas nitong Martes na magtalaga ng team mula sa pribadong sektor upang tulungan ito sa pangangasiwa sa mga pondo.

Ayon kay Marikina Rep. Stella Quimbo, isang ekonomista, ang social health insurance “has very good mandate which is to protect people from financial risks.”

“I’m a big fan of social health insurance. I cannot agree that it needs to be abolished. What we need to do is improve on it,” dagdag pa niya sa ANC.

“It is really, I think, a leadership issue. Meaning, whoever manages PhilHealth must have the competence because you need technical skills to run an insurance program, just like in any private company. It’s not impossible to run a private health insurance company…So the expertise is available in the country. The problem is it’s not in government,” aniya.

Base kay Quimbo, naghain siya ng panukala na tinatawag na Social Health Insurance Crisis Act na naglalayon na magdeklara ng management crisis sa PhilHealth at bigyan ng awtorisasyon ang Pangulo “to outsource from the private sector whatever skills are necessary, including the management itself.”

“So you have for example, a temporary transition team, meaning hire a management team from the private sector and pay them well. That’s the problem: you’re not attracting the right talent perhaps because you’re not paying enough,” sabi niya.

“You’re looking at P116-billion fund. So you can’t scrimp on talent. Use a portion of that and hire a team from the private sector to at least teach your career executives for say, 3 to 5 years so that it goes on cruise control,” patuloy pa ni Quimbo.

Mahalaga umanong matukoy ang korapsyon sa PhilHealth, at binigyang-diin na isang “mafia” ang nabuo dahil walang nagbabantay sa state insurer. RNT/SA