The country’s total health expenditure (THE) went up by
- Total Government expenditure on health care goods and services increased from
Php 89.9 billionin 2012 to PhP 99.7 billionin 2013, registering an annual growth of 10.8 percent. Despite the PhP 9.8 billion increase in level, Government percentage share to THE decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 18.9 percentfrom 19.1 percentin 2012.
- Notwithstanding the
33.9 percentdecline in Employees’ Compensation (EC), Social Insurance managed to grow by 15.0 percentin 2013 due to the 15.1 percentincrease in health benefit payments provided by the National Health Insurance Program amounting to PhP 60.4 billion. Meanwhile, the abrupt decrease in EC payments is due to SSS' temporary stoppage of processing and payment of medical services relative to the enhancement of the automated processing of EC Medical Reimbursement claims.
- Pinoy households continued to bear the heaviest burden in terms of spending for their health needs as Private Out-of-Pocket accounted for
56.3 percentof the total health expenditure in 2013. This is equivalent to an estimated share worth PhP 296.5 billion. This figure represents an improvement from 57.2 percentin 2012 but remained relatively high compared with the 45.0 percentHCFS target of DOH.
- Donor support on health care from other countries (ROW) almost doubled from PhP 4.0 billion in 2012 to
PhP 7.2 billionin 2013. However, the actual contribution poured in through these grants failed to establish a substantial impact on the 2013 THE as ROW contributed a meager 1.4 percentto the total health spending in the same year.