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First step on long road to VHI sell-off

There surely isn’t a sector with as much jargon as health insurance. Welcome to the world of community rating, risk equalisation and lifetime enrolment. No wonder government plans to reform the sector are complicated.

29th May, 2010

There surely isn’t a sector with as much jargon as health insurance. Welcome to the world of community rating, risk equalisation and lifetime enrolment. No wonder government plans to reform the sector are complicated.

The government quite understandably presented its proposals as a plan to safeguard one of these bits of jargon –community rating, which means that older people pay the same as younger ones for policies.

But it is clear that...

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