Bupa-VHI risk equalisation plan ‘flawed’

The basis on which risk equalisation payments are to be applied in the health insurance market is flawed, according to analysis for Bupa by Trinity College economist Dr Sean Barrett.

14th May, 2005

The basis on which risk equalisation payments are to be applied in the health insurance market is flawed, according to analysis for Bupa by Trinity College economist Dr Sean Barrett.

The rationale put forward by the Health Insurance Agency (HIA) for the imposition of risk equalisation is not backed up by any analysis, said Barrett.

He said the HIA “mistakenly asserts'‘ that consumers would be better off and took no account of the benefits of...

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