The need to support and strengthen Primary Health Care (PH C) services is upheld by key national policies. The National Health Insurance Act (RA 7875, as amended by RA 10606) stipulates that outpatient care is part of the minimum benefits for which members and dependents are entitled to receive from the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP). Moreover,. the Department of Health (DOH), through AO 2010-0036, declared that strengthening the NHIP is one of the key Universal Health Care (UHC or KP, Kalusugan Pangkalahatan) objectives. These policies provide the main mechanisms by which public health services can be advanced, thereby contributing to the achievement of better health outcomes for all Filipinos.
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