The Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) is supporting the proposal seeking to allow the Department of Finance (DoF) to take the lead in supervising the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).
GCG Chairman Samuel Dagpin Jr. said this has been the recommendation submitted by the commission to President Duterte in 2017 following an operational audit with respect to PhilHealth’s performance.
“Our recommendation to the President is to transfer the supervising agency from the Department of Health (DoH) to the DoF primarily because this is an insurance business…That was our recommendation in 2017,” Dagpin told the Senate Committee on Finance subcommittee hearing the GCG’s proposed P192-million budget for next year.
While privatizing PhilHealth could be one of the options to remove corruption in the agency, Dagpin said he believes a reorganization of the PhilHealth’s management structure can help remove anomalous practices in the insurance agency.
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