This chapter includes the following articles.
The Philippine experiment of combining public health care spending with private sector delivery continues to evolve. As health care remains central to the public interest, there is a heavy onus on improving access and efficiency in accordance with the goal of providing universal health care coverage for all Filipinos by 2016. The year 2015 is expected to focus on consolidation, as inefficiencies in PhilHealth and shortcomings in the investment environment are addressed with an influx of funding. The battle to improve the quality of care in rural areas remains pressing and efforts to keep qualified health care staff close to home should start having an effect on the sector overall.
This chapter contains an interview with Alexander A Padilla, President and CEO, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.