PhilHealth eyes libel over claim late payments forcing 300 hospitals to close

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) said it was exploring filing libel charges against Rustico Jimenez, president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAP) , over his claim that some 300 private hospitals face closure because of delayed reimbursements from the government-owned corporation.

“PhilHealth categorically denies as unfounded, …