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Allocating and Tracking Sin Tax Revenues for Universal Health Coverage

Tax reforms, public investment and government transparency are part of AER’s core program and mission. As such, AER is currently implementing a project titled Allocating and Tracking Sin Tax Revenues for Universal Health Coverage. The project seeks to study the earmarking of incremental revenues from excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol to universal health care, in particular, public spending and health service delivery under the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP or Philhealth), focusing specifically on the Sponsored Program for indigent Filipinos.

New int’l study: sin tax-style cooperation among health and economic policymakers promises major strides for Philippine tobacco control

Press Release—Action for Economic Reforms— 10 May 201 (For the report’s executive summary: The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in the Philippines – Executive Summary For the entire report: The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in the Philippines) The Philippines’ Sin Tax Law— not just one of the most important tax reforms of the past […]

Sin Tax Law was ‘key driver’ for 2013 PH investment upgrades

Press Release—Action for Economic Reforms— 27 March 2014 Higher sin taxes: not just a win for health and public finance, but for the economy in general. On the one-year anniversary of Fitch’s awarding of ‘investment grade’ status to the Philippines in March 27, 2013, champions and advocates of the sin tax law affirmed the key […]