Sunday, December 6, 2009

Do we have (universal) health care in the Philippines?!?

Sorry for my ignorance.

Watching Michael Moore's documentary on free universal health care made me realize that I don't even know what a health care or health insurance is. Maybe because I dread stepping in to a hospital?

Now I understand what my sister is talking about months ago; Canada has one of the best health care system in the world. They don't pay hospital bills?!? The same is true in the UK, France, and believe it, Cuba!

If they don't have free universal health care in the US, that makes me believe we don't have this system in the Philippines either? Where in the Philippines could we get free medicines, medical check ups, operations, etc?!? Do we even have such thing as health care?

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3 comments:

The Scud said...

wala tayong aasahan sa gobyerno. philhealth lang which offer not that much. haaay...

Jake said...

you know what, nung nasa pilipinas pa ako, kumuha lang ako ng health insurance nung year 2000, kasi i was hospitalized in 1999 and i've spent so much.

sa pilipinas hindi uso ang health insurance, hindi nagwoworry ang mga pinoy kung wala sila. kapag nagkasakit, dadaanin sa albularyo o mga over the counter medicine at dasal, yung may pera lang ang pumupunta sa docotr/hospital.

dito sa amerika, mamamatay ang tao kaiisip kung paano magkaka-health insurance. kapg wala kang health insurance patay kang bata ka. mayabang ang amerika, 1st world, most powerful country in the world kuno, but cannot give a free health insurance. ganid ang mga tao dito, ang mga health insurance company pinapayaman ng gobyerno kasi may "cut" sila sa kita.

canada, they have a good health insurance for everybody. in denmark, it's free for everybody.

huwag na tayong umasa sa pilipinas. ako, i gave up na sa pilipinas. ang amerika parang nagiging pilipinas. sad.

Ely said...

The Scud, yun pala yun? Hehehe.

Jake, kung ndi ko pa npanood yung documentary, ndi ko pa malalaman na may ganyan pala. You're right, walang paki ang mga Pinoy sa health insurance. LOL. No wonder clueless ako nung yan ang main topic sa mga debate nila Obama at Clinton last year. PInakita lahat yun ni Michael Moore, parang nanloloko nga lang mga health insurance company dyan sa US kc mas concern sila sa kikitain nila.