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New Universal Healthcare Bill Will Replace PhilHealth

Members PhilHealth

The Philippine Senate passed its version of the Universal Health Care Bill. The Senate’s 14-0 vote seeks to guarantee all Filipinos equal access to quality and affordable health goods and services. President Duterte had certified the bill as urgent. The new Universal Healthcare bill will replace PhilHealth. PhilHealth will be renamed the Philippine Health Security Corporation.

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Philippines “Paradise” Regular “Joe”

stunning sunset at boracay

Philippines “Paradise” Regular “Joe.” That’s me. First of all, I’m not a rich guy. While I enjoy a fantastically comfortable life in the PH, I’m no “Fortunate Son.” I ain’t no millionaire’s son.

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PhilHealth: Foreigner Married to Filipina Update

PhilHealth

PhilHealth is the national health insurance plan of the Philippines. My wife, a Filipino citizen, first enrolled in the program in 2012, three years after we  had retired to the Philippines. The cost at that time was 1,200 pesos, approximately 24 US dollars, a year. As her legally recognized spouse, I was also included in the coverage at no additional cost as a dependent.

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Traveling to the Philippines? Here’s CDC’s Recommended Vaccines

Traveling to the Philippines? Here’s the Center for Disease Control, CDC’s, recommended vaccines for traveling to the Philippines.

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Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?

ambulance leaving guimaras provincial hospital

A serious topic for today’s post: “Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?” Do you think that if you move to the Philippines and become ill that the Philippine government will help you out? You’re not in Kansas anymore, Pilgrim. YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR ANY CONTINGENCY BEFORE MOVING TO THE PHILIPPINES. There’s no safety net for foreigners in “paradise”.

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Expat Hangout: Guimaras Mountain Resort

Guimaras Mountain Resort

“The Kano,” aka, “The Anti-Social Blogger”,  has actually been quaffing a beer or two with fellow foreigners lately. Our stomping grounds? A new expat hangout, Guimaras Mountain Resort. Located on the Guimaras Circumferential Rd in Buenavista, Guimaras, Philippines, the new haunt suits this American expat just fine.

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