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Held hostage by our two-tier health system

Cross Border Directive could benefit patients but forces within medical profession prefer status quo

17th April, 2016

Did you know that, irrespective of whether you hold private health insurance, you are legally entitled to timely access to medical treatment under a scheme known as the Cross Border Directive?

If you answered no, then you are exactly where the conservative Irish political consensus and medical profession want you: a blissfully ignorant hostage of our carefully engineered, two-tier health system.

Tens of thousands of ‘public’ patients are awaiting an elective procedure; the commonest procedures...

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