SENATE BILL

JUL
10
2013

SBN-712: Expanded Senior Citizens Act

An Act Providing for the Mandatory Philhealth Coverage for All Senior Citizens, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 7432, As Amended By Republic Act No. 9994, Otherwise Known As The “Expanded Senior Citizens Act Of 2010”. Filed on July 10, 2013 by Recto, Ralph G., Drilon, Franklin M., Legarda, Loren B., Binay, Maria Lourdes Nancy S., Villar, Cynthia A., Guingona III, Teofisto “Tg”, Angara, Juan Edgardo “Sonny” M., Aquino IV, Paolo Benigno “Bam”, Cayetano, Alan Peter Companero S., Cayetano, Pia S., Ejercito, Joseph Victor G., Escudero, Francis “Chiz” G., Honasan II, Gregorio B., Lapid, Manuel “Lito” M., Marcos, Ferdinand “Bongbong” R., Osmena III, Sergio R., Pimentel, Aquilino Koko III L., Poe, Grace L., Sotto III, Vicente C., Trillanes, Antonio “Sonny” F.

  • Under this bill, all senior citizens, whether indigent or not, shall be enrolled under Philhealth. The funds necessary to ensure their Philhealth coverage shall be sourced from the National Health Insurance Fund.

 

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