Saturday October 31, 2020

Everything you need to know about the Future of Healthcare report

Political editor Michael Brennan breaks down the detail of the Oireachtas Committee's 189-page reform plan

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
30th May, 2017
What does it all mean? Pic: Getty

Paying for the new system

There was agreement among the committee members that there should be a free-at-the point of access health system funded from general taxation - with the option of private health insurance kept for those who want it. A suggestion to scrap tax relief for the 44 per cent of people with private health insurance has not made it into the final report. Instead, the plan states that the state...

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