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.
Philippine Care for those with Special Needs A Reply to David Haldane’s Article Yesterday on this website, I published an article from David Haldane entitled Insanity. Today, I wanted to write a bit of a follow-up to things that David had written. Over the past month or so on this website, several writers have delved […]
There was an American Expat that came to the Philippines in 2018 looking for a new life. He did not worry about plans for tomorrow, he just came with nothing more than dreams of happiness. This Expats story in the Philippines ended in approximately six (6) months after arrival, he passed away from a heart […]
You know me. I am the one who always talks about how I live a simple and stress-free life in the Philippines. Well, once again the universe has conspired to teach me yet another life lesson. My lesson came in the form of a newborn baby. I don’t want to brag about all the people […]
Last year after spending a year thinking about it, once more at age 70, I applied for my VA benefits, after ignoring them for the past 32 years I tried 10 years ago and received the bureaucratic stonewalling and run-a-round, reaching a point where I packed up my tent and went home. Thinking I’ll wait […]
I thought I would take a little break from my usual fare and talk a little about how I am doing in the Philippines. Since I arrived seven years ago, life has been a series of ups-and-downs. I guess part of me thought changing my hemisphere would cure my mental illness, but that is not […]
The last time I was in the US I went to a Portland, Oregon “Spa” for a massage. Too much time in the plane and just too much sitting. I had to make an appointment two days ahead. The massage was exactly 50 minutes; there was soft music and steam coming out of some machine […]