Who are Sponsored Members?
- Members of the informal economy from the lower income segment who do not qualify for full subsidy under the means test rule of the DSWD, whose premium contribution shall be subsidized by the LGUs or shall be through cost-sharing mechanisms between/among LGUs, and/or legislative sponsors, and/or other sponsors and/or the member, including the National Government;
- Orphans, abandoned (children who have no known family willing and capable to take care of them and are under the care of the DSWD, orphanages, churches and other institutions) and abused minors, out-of-school youths, street children, persons with disability (PWD), senior citizens and battered women under the care of the DSWD, or any of its accredited institutions run by NGOs or any non-profit private organizations, whose premium contributions shall be paid for by the DSWD;
- Barangay health workers, nutrition scholars, barangay tanods, and other barangay workers and volunteers, whose premium contributions shall be fully borne by the LGUs concerned; and
- Unenrolled women who are about to give birth, whose premium contributions shall be fully borne by the National Government and/or LGUs and/or legislative sponsors or the DSWD if such woman is an indigent as determined by it through the means test.
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For 2017, a proposed budget of P3.35-trillion shall cover the healthcare and tuition fee of state universities or colleges in Philippines. According to Sen. Loren Legarda, there is also additional P3 billion allocated to Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for the coverage of all Filipinos
The Filipino citizens who will be covered under this provision, through a POINT of Service (POS) Program, must be classified as financially incapable to pay his/her Philhealth membership according to the DOH classification on indigence.