HEALTH advocate Senator JV Ejercito has assured overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that they are covered by the Universal Health Care (UHC) law, or Republic Act 11223 that he fought for approval in the Senate.
“OFWs are definitely covered. All Filipinos, when you return home after their tour of duty, they will be covered. They only need a proof that they are Filipinos, they would be covered by the National Health Insurance Program,” he said on Saturday during the “Executive Session” in a radio program aired on DZRH.
Ejercito explained that under the UHC all Filipinos are automatic members of PhilHealth.
That means, that they can easily avail medical services thru the UHC in times that they got sick. They will have access to affordable medical services from check-ups, selected laboratory tests up to hospitalization, they will be assisted by the government.
Aside from the UHC, President Duterte also recently signed Republic Act No. 11201, or the Creation of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development Act which is also authored by Ejercito.
Included in Ejercito’s list of laws are legislative measures for free irrigation, anti-agricultural smuggling, free college education in State Colleges and Universities, and Sangguniang Kabataan reform, among others.