A picture of healthcare: Jill Kerby on health insurance

If you haven’t got health insurance, you should start shopping around now, because you can’t rely on the government to fix the public health system’s many problems

Paul Reid of the HSE, Simon Harris, Minister for Health, and Laura Magahy of Sláintecare earlier this month announcing the establishment of six regional health regions Pic: Rollingnews

If you don’t already have private health insurance, and about 2.2 million of us do, you should do your best over the next three years to find a way to fund it. Why? To try to avoid the long treatment waiting lists and delays in the health service that won’t be solved any time soon. And the reason they won’t be solved is because the government is attempting another restructuring of a public ...