The bill authored by Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, the Republic Act (RA) 10645 that amends the RA 9994, states the removal of the limitation of all senior citizens in getting the PhilHealth coverate whether indigents or not. The bill was signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III. This just only means that all senior citizens are automatically covered by the PhilHealth.
The new law states, “All senior citizens shall be covered by the national health insurance program of PhilHealth. Funds necessary to ensure the enrollment of all senior citizens not currently covered by any existing category shall be sourced from the National Health Insurance Fund of PhilHealth from proceeds of RA 10351, in accordance with the pertinent laws and regulations ”
According to Recto, seniors just have to show their ID as a proof that they are senior citizens to be able to receive the benefits given by PhilHealth.