Court ruling sends Harney back to the drawing board

The Supreme Court decision is good news for VHI’s competitors – but perhaps not for consumers, write Richard Curran and Susan Mitchell.

19th July, 2008

The Supreme Court decision is good news for VHI’s competitors – but perhaps not for consumers, write Richard Curran and Susan Mitchell.

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling on risk equalisation may have set back the government’s plans to introduce this measure by three to four years.

That is the view of many in the industry. They estimate that it could take that long before the Minister for Health, Mary...

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