Bupa leaves market in unhealthy state

It has been clear over the past few weeks that the threat by health insurer Bupa to leave the Irish market if risk equalisation was introduced was a real one.

16th December, 2006

It has been clear over the past few weeks that the threat by health insurer Bupa to leave the Irish market if risk equalisation was introduced was a real one. Its announcement last week is an enormous blow to competition in Irish health insurance and points to serious problems in the structure of the market.

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