Mental Health Law in the Philippines: 8 Things that You Need to Know About RA 11036 (Businesstips.ph)

 

"According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 24% of the global population or over 450 million people around the world suffer from different mental or neurological disorders – and unbeknownst to most, mental health issues are actually considered one of the leading causes of disability worldwide."

"6. WHAT OPTIONS DID PATIENTS HAVE BEFORE THE RA 11036 WAS PASSED?

Before the Mental Health Law was passed into law, there were only a few to no benefits that mental health patients can rely on. Here are two of them.

Health Insurance Coverage

One major yet limited measure was centered on government insurance coverage from PhilHealth. Before RA 11036, PhilHealth insurance only covered a mental health patient’s hospitalization as long as the event was caused by extreme or acute episodes of mental or behavioral disorders. Moreover, the package was only at a very minimum rate of PhP 7,800."

 

To read more of the BusinessTips article on RC 11036, click: https://businesstips.ph/mental...know-about-ra-11036/

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