Jay Sonza: Rep. Roque, Tan & Sen. JV Ejercito Should Explain to OFWs the PhilHealth Contribution Increase

Veteran journalist and prominent political blogger Jay Sonza called out the attentions of. Rep. Harry Roque & Evangeline Tan as well as Sen. JV Ejercito, the principal authors of the PhilHealth Law, that they should explain to OFWs the issue on mandatory graduated increase in PhilHealth Contributions.



Jay Sonza reviewed the original law and the new UHC Law, and the accompanying IRR, but he could not find the provisions involving the mandatory graduated increase for migrant workers.

Here's the Statement of Jay Sonza in FB:

"Rep. Harry Roque & Evageline Tan /Sen. JV Ejercito, principal authors of the PhilHealth law, should explain to OFWs the issue on mandatory graduated increase contribution."

"I reviewed the original law and the new UHC Law, and the accompanying IRR, pero hindi ko masumpungan iyong mandatory graduated increase for migrant workers."



During his previous post, Jay Sonza also revealed that if his memory serves him right, mandatory OFW PhilHealth contribution was signed into law by former President Benigno S. Aquino III. The Republic Act (RA) 10606 series of 2013.

The veteran journalist explained that he is referring to the original law on OFW mandatory PhilHealth contribution which by the way, instead of repealing it, Congress adopted and provided for a graduated increase under the universal health care law.

Jay Sonza added further that "ito ang naging daan para gawin nina recto, Binay, Ejercito na ipasok sa universal health care ang OFW contribution law at pataasin pa ito ng taon taon."

Netizens also reacted with the recent announcement of PhilHealth's mandatory contribution increase for OFWs.

Here's Some of the Comments Posted on Social Media:

KulaZa Mia: Lahat na lang ng pangungurakot ang naiisip nyo. Kung ayaw naming mag bayad ng philhealth nsa sa amin na un kami na bahala sa pampagamot nsmin. Ung may gustong mag bayad sige pero huwag nyong pilitin ang hinde tama. Hinde pa nga tapos ang kaso ng nawawalang pondo ng Philhealth tapos kukuha na nman kayo ng pondo sa mga ofw. Mahiya kayo



Bagong Bayani: Salamat Sir Jay. Alam nyo, wala sanang problema kung ang increase ay ibinatay sa Monthly Contribution at HINDI sa Monthly Salary. Best example itong sa SSS, 1% ang increase. Hindi talaga makatao ang Philhealth na magtataas ng singil starting with 900% of the annual contribution ngayong 2020 at magiging 2500% sa 2024.

Arvy Hernandez: #OFWBiGNo
it is a big burden for OFW...
nag apply po kami una lahat ng papel na nilakad nmin sa pinas nagbayad po kami. NBI, Passport, ect.
may binayad din po bago makaalis. (ibig sabihin nag utang muna bago naka alis)
pag dating sa ibang bansa babayad ka din Tax (10%) lahat kasama sa pagkain. bahay. tubig, ech. lahat ng uri ng insurance need bayadan dito. papadala ka sa pinas may tax pa din un. tapus magbabayad kapa mg ganito at pag hnd nag bayad penalty ka No payment no OEC. take note: hnd kapa nakaka alis magbabayad kama ng 9K...

Joji Loyola: Private insurance companies offer Money Back Guarantee plans where all premiums paid are refunded after completion of term payment in case of non-availment. This encourages people to get insurance even at a higher premium. Philhealth should do the same.

Source: Facebook 

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