A Philippine health worker questions visitors during mass coronavirus testing. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Philippines exposed after plans to expand health insurance derailed by pandemic

  • Spending has been refocused on virus response, and the recent suspension of increased contributions from Filipino workers abroad could further drain funds
  • The share of out-of-pocket expenditure to total health spending in the Philippines, at 54 per cent, is the highest among Southeast Asia’s five largest economies
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Philippine health worker questions visitors during mass coronavirus testing. Photo: AP
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