Health

Quality of Health Care in the Philippines

My friends and family back in the USA have asked me several times to return to the USA due to my age and health care here. I worked in hospitals for 35 years on the West Coast of USA and was a patient in several hospitals over my 71 years to date. In the hospital…

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Is it worth it to get PhilHealth?

Like everyone else with family in the Philippines, I have had experience with the unexpected hospital or medical visits.   Based on my long distance I relied on the information on LiP to encourage my family members to sign up for PhilHealth.   I have offered to pay for the fee for the higher risk families or…

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Special Care for those with Special Needs

Philippine Care for those with Special Needs A Reply to David Haldane’s Article Yesterday on this website, I published an article from David Haldane entitled Insanity. Today, I wanted to write a bit of a follow-up to things that David had written. Over the past month or so on this website, several writers have delved…

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It Was About Time I Did It

Last year after spending a year thinking about it, once more at age 70, I applied for my VA benefits, after ignoring them for the past 32 years I tried 10 years ago and received the bureaucratic stonewalling and run-a-round, reaching a point where I packed up my tent and went home. Thinking I’ll wait…

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My New Sadistic Friend the Pain Giver

I know it seems like I came to the Philippines just to complain about medical problems. It really wasn’t my plan but with hearing, vision, and intestine operations it seems never-ending. And so it is, there I was fat dumb and happy after solving my cataract dilemma with my “hoopty do” Audio Book reader. Which…

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The Eyes Have It

OH my GOSH Paul, you have a *cataract in the back of your right eye but your left eye is fine with no debilitating cloudy crud growing on that one! OH joy, I shouted, “I’m blind in one eye, and can’t see well with the other, and I just don’t give a crap with either!”…

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