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Ralph Recto: Casino, lotto income to fund UHC

Oct 18, 2018 @ 16:19

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said income from casinos and lotto as well as sin tax collections can fund the proposed Universal Health Care (UHC) bill.

The Batangas politiko compared the UHC bill to a doctor’s prescription.

“It would be useless if there is no money to buy the medicines. And the bill earmarks a raft of funding sources. One enemy of health care is anemic funding,” Recto said.

“The tax on vices will fund the good virtue of health-for-all,” he added.

Recto said alloting casino and lotto earnings to health care is a “winning combination.”

“If you make your bet in lotto, a big chunk of the amount of the ticket will go to the treatment of the sick,” he said.

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