Rest in peace

Where did it all go wrong for universal health insurance?

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
22nd November, 2015

First it was 2016. Then 2019. Now universal health insurance, the government’s panacea for the health service, is dead in the water.

As for equitable access for all, or universal healthcare: there is no timetable, never mind an implementation plan.

Dr Ray Walley, president of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), said the government’s promotion of universal health insurance was one of the biggest cases of “political mis-selling” in recent history.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

New Covid-19 condition adds to worries for expectant mothers

Health Danielle Barron 23 hours ago

Potential use of rapid antigen tests in workplaces and schools to be assessed

‘The next few weeks will give us hope if we can hang in there’

Health Danielle Barron 1 week ago