Bupa rejects Ahern’s attack

Bupa managing director Martin O’Rourke rejected an extraordinary attack on the company by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in Brussels last Friday.

16th December, 2006

Bupa managing director Martin O’Rourke rejected an extraordinary attack on the company by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in Brussels last Friday.

The Taoiseach said: ‘‘What we were being asked by Bupa, and let’s not pull a tooth on this, was that people who are all well and healthy can pay cheap insurance while the old people then get screwed.

‘‘I’m not going to do that, while they get greater profits,...

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