Protecting the vulnerable through social health insurance: PhilHealth’s KASAPI as a strategy

Protecting the vulnerable through social health insurance: PhilHealth’s KASAPI as a strategy

To help ease the burden of medical expenses on the part of lower-income households during times of illness and emergencies, the Philippines government, through PhilHealth, launched the KASAPI programme that aims to reach the poorer population in the informal sector and provide them with social health insurance. This policy note looks into the design features of the program and identifies areas for possible improvement.

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