The real cost of serious illnesses in PH

Spending doesn’t stop at treatment when you fall ill. Here are key information and figures you need to know

Jules Matabuena

2:0:0am November 19, 2016

9:36:59am November 17, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – People often say that health is wealth. That even though you might not have much in life, you’re all set as long as your body’s in good shape.

But for one reason or another, when we feel generally OK, health is put in the backseat to make way for more pressing concerns like everyday living expenses and various needs and wants. Ironically, our well-being becomes the least of our concerns – until we start feeling the symptoms.

That being said, we need to be more proactive in making sure we’re covered in case we fall ill. In the event that you contract a serious ailment like a heart disease or cancer, the abovementioned wouldn’t be enough to cover expenses that could reach up to millions of pesos. It is here that a comprehensive insurance plan would be of great help.

In the animagraph below, we detail estimated costs of treating some of the most common ailments in the Philippines, what you should look for in a comprehensive insurance plan and when you should get one, and more to help you prepare for your future, health-wise. – Rappler.com

Illustrations by Ernest Fiestan