Enroll Filipinos in PhilHealth Healthcare Program

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will distribute close to 2,000 ID cards for indigent families in Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya Friday as part of its mission to increase the number of Filipinos who are enrolled in the health care program.

Dr. Eduardo Banzon, PhilHealth president and chief executive officer, said that their agency through the Mobile Orientation, Validation and Enrolment Scheme (MOVES) will distribute 10 million ID cards to indigent families in the country.

The recipients, he said, will be identified based on the result of the National Household Targeting System (NHTS) by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

“Initially, we will be releasing five million plus another five million later through our MOVES program in the country,” Banzon said.

The MOVES program seeks to bring services of the PhilHealth to the villagers as part of the Universal Health Care Program of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III.

The ID cards, he said, will be effective until the end of 2013 and the other cards can be used until 2014.

Banzon will be in Nueva Vizcaya and Ilagan, Isabela Friday to launch their MOVES program in the country.

He will also meet with health workers, local officials and beneficiaries of PhilHealth ID cards in Ilagan Community Center and Tomas Dacayo Community Center in Solano town where he will assist in the distribution of the ID cards.

According to Banzon, more than 1,000 and 500 PhilHealth cards will be given to the beneficiaries in Ilagan, Isabela and Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, respectively.

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