Friday June 5, 2020

Health levy may be only solution to nurses’ pain

With the nurses’ strike, private insurance is more relevant than ever

10th February, 2019
NURSING STRIKE: ‘I’m not convinced that the 12 per cent higher pay concession will solve the retention and recruitment problem’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Nobody who is concerned about long waiting lists to see a consultant or to have ‘elective’ surgery – like a hip replacement - needs another reason to buy private health insurance. But readers who are praying they don’t fall ill before this nurses and midwives dispute ends may want to revisit their budgets, and find the €100 a month it costs to buy a decent health insurance plan.

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