I get a lot of questions about healthcare coverage in the Philippines. The majority of questions that I get are related to PhilHealth, the Philippine Government Healthcare Insurance plan. Today, I thought that I would update a few things about some changes coming in PhilHealth, and other information that has been around for a while, […]
Health and Healthcare in the Philippines
Obviously, for any population that is aging, health and healthcare are a major concern.
I, myself, have experienced a number of health issues over my years of living in the Philippines. You can read about my journey on my other blog called 430 to Fit.
Many expats think that the healthcare available in the Philippines is substandard, but that is not my experience. If you take the time to look for the right hospitals (not always the most expensive hospitals) you can get excellent health care in the Philippines.
Read the archives below to learn more about health and healthcare in the Philippines.
OH my GOSH Paul, you have a *cataract in the back of your right eye but your left eye is fine with no debilitating cloudy crud growing on that one! OH joy, I shouted, “I’m blind in one eye, and can’t see well with the other, and I just don’t give a crap with either!” […]
I have been trying to watch less US news these days (tired of the politics), but I do see some. One of the big topics these days when it comes to news from the USA is healthcare. I think most people agree that Obamacare is not working well. But, there is so much disagreement when […]
In recent years, a low carbohydrate diet has become fairly popular in many parts of the world. I started doing a low carb diet myself a little over a year ago, and got more active in doing it in January of this year. I decided to do this mostly as a way of addressing diabetes, […]
Today’s Expat Answerman Podcast is a little different. Today we cover several different topics and it is a longer episode than we have been doing. Let me know what you think. Do you like a podcast with several topics, or do you prefer a shorter podcast that focuses on one question and answer per episode? […]
This is not 100% about living in the Philippines, but it is about me and for two and one half decades I have 100% resided within the Philippines. This is not a complaint because just the fact I am writing this most uninformative missive proves I really have nothing to moan or groan about, I […]
About a week ago, I managed to get a cold. It only lasted a few days, but those few days really sucked. I don’t get sick often, but when I do, it’s usually pretty bad. There were a few ways I could have caught it. My Grandma thinks I got it when I went to […]